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BYRD, ROBERT C, Democratic Party
West Virginia

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $698.00

Average cost per trip - $116.33
Total number of days spent traveling - 12 days
Rank of representative - 609 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Roosevelt Institute
Dates - November 14, 2003 - November 15, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Hyde Park, NY

Purpose - Speaking engagement at freedom awards ceremony
Notes -

Travel Cost - $283.00
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $423.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Nation Institute
Dates - December 14, 2003 - December 14, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $275.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $275.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - WW Norton & Co
Dates - July 25, 2004 - July 28, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY - Boston, MA

Purpose - Book event
Notes - Washington, DC - New York, NY - Boston, MA - Washington, DC 7/26 and 7/27 overnight stay was sponsored by Boston 2004 Host Committee This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Boston 2004 Host, Boston 2004 Host Committee
Dates - July 26, 2004 - July 28, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - WW Norton & Co
Dates - October 12, 2004 - October 12, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Kennedy Library book event
Notes - Washington, DC - Boston, MA - Washington, DC This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - NO


Sponsor(s) - WW Norton & Co
Dates - October 27, 2004 - October 27, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Book event National Constitution Center
Notes - Washington, DC - Philadelphia - Washington, DC This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
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Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

    A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.
  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.