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LIPINSKI, DANIEL WILLIAM, Democratic Party
Illinois

Total number of trips - 3
Total cost of trips - $2,089.49

Average cost per trip - $696.50
Total number of days spent traveling - 14 days
Rank of representative - 561 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Rothermere American Institute at Oxford Univ
Dates - April 1, 2005 - April 4, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - US Senate conference: fact-finding conference
Notes - Chicago, IL - London, England - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $360.00
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $710.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Institute of Government Studies at the Univ of California, Berkley
Dates - April 1, 2005 - April 4, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - US Senate Conference: fact-finding conference
Notes - Chicago, IL - London, England - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $539.45
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $25.00
Total Cost - $564.45

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Howard H Baker Jr Center for Public Policy
Dates - June 2, 2005 - June 7, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Knoxville, TN

Purpose - Conference on Congress and the Presidency
Notes - Chicago, IL - Knoxville, TN - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $465.04
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $815.04

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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.

Recent Posts

  • 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.
  • 05.28.15

    Divestment on Campus

    Across the world, college students are urging their institutions to “divest” from fossil fuels. This week we ask: is the divestment movement working?