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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 | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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    Is school funding fair?

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