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Candidates for teaching jobs in Washington, D.C. complete a writing sample as part of their interview. Photo: Emily Hanford, from ARW's "Testing Teachers" documentary

Green Teachers

A generation ago, if you walked into an American classroom, you’d likely find a veteran teacher who'd been on the job for 15 years or more. Today you're more likely to find a brand-new teacher – someone who's been the job for a year or less.

Recent Posts

  • 04.22.15

    The First Gen Movement

    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.
  • 04.15.15

    The Lost Children of Katrina

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Back to The Data

Office of

Robert Simmons


Total cost of 17 office trips: $44,896.72


Trips by Robert Simmons
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $29,299.56

Destination: RETREAT AT THE GRIENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BI PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $786.00
source

Destination: YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose:
Date: Jun 24, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,629.40
source

Destination: KARE-WOODS TOUR-OREGON & CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: KLAMATH ALLIANCE FOR RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT
Purpose: FACT FINDING-SUSTAINABLE USE OF MANAGED FORESTS
Date: Jun 20, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,440.68
source

Destination: AMERICAN LEGION-MISSOURI
Sponsor: American Legion
Purpose: SPEAKING AT NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: Aug 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $124.00
source

Destination: CHINA-SHIJIAZHUANG, XIBAIPO, BEIJING, BADALING
Sponsor: US Asia Foundation
Purpose: MEET W/ CHINESE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, BUILD COMPUTER LAB IN A RURAL COMMUNITY
Date: Oct 22, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $16,724.99
source

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Shipbuilding Association
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF POLICY & ISSUES PERTAINING TO SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,563.22
source

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Shipbuilding Association
Purpose: FORUM FOR MEMBERS & INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN & TO DISCUSS POLICY TO REBUILD SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,310.09
source

Destination: MEXICO CITY
Sponsor: POPULATION ACTION INTERNATIONAL (PAI) AND US COMMITTEE FOR UNFPA
Purpose: TO EXAMINE PROGRAMS FUNDED BY THE U.N. POPULATION FUND AND DISCUSS ISSUES CONCERNING HOMELAND SECURITY
Date: Feb 20, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $5,317.18
source

Destination: ASPEN WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTERS QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: TO EXAMINE ISSUES RELEVANT TO THE HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE'S RESPONSIBILITIES AND IN THE PROCESS, IMPROVE THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT OF THE COMMITTEE AND ITS MEMBERS
Date: Mar 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $404.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Robert Simmons

Jennifer Diggins
Michael Dillon
Shauna Hewes
Michael Liles
James Mitchell
Jeff Nelson
Amy Pellegrino



American RadioWorks |
Candidates for teaching jobs in Washington, D.C. complete a writing sample as part of their interview. Photo: Emily Hanford, from ARW's "Testing Teachers" documentary

Green Teachers

A generation ago, if you walked into an American classroom, you’d likely find a veteran teacher who'd been on the job for 15 years or more. Today you're more likely to find a brand-new teacher – someone who's been the job for a year or less.

Recent Posts

  • 04.22.15

    The First Gen Movement

    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.
  • 04.15.15

    The Lost Children of Katrina

    In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?
  • 04.08.15

    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

    Last month the board of Sweet Briar College announced that the school will shut its doors at the end of this term, due to financial difficulties. The announcement was made abruptly, sending the campus community into a state of shock... and then activism.
  • 04.01.15

    The Future of College

    Kevin Carey's book "The End of College" is stirring up debate in higher ed circles. This week, a response to the book by a critic.