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Back to The Data

Office of

Janice Schakowsky


Total cost of 29 office trips: $79,620.28


Trips by Janice Schakowsky
Total cost of congressperson's 18 trips: $59,326.86

Destination: HONDURAS
Sponsor: Care
Purpose: TO DELIVER CARE PACKAGES FROM CONGRESS
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,507.52
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Nevada State Democratic Party
Purpose: KEYNOTE STATE CONVENTION
Date: May 19, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,329.31
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN FORUM FOR WOMAN
Date: Sep 25, 2000
Expense: $1,019.38
source

Destination: COLOMBIA
Sponsor: Washington Office on Latin America
Purpose: FACT-FINDING DELEGATION TO COLOMBIA
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $1,930.76
source

Destination: ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,170.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA'S FUTURE AND PROGRESSIVE MAJORITY PAC
Purpose: SPEECH AND MEETINGS ON CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES & AGENDA
Date: Mar 31, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,814.27
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Nation Institute
Purpose: KEYNOTE ANNUAL DINNER
Date: Jun 18, 2001
Expense: $226.61
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Campaign for America's Future
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 20, 2001
Expense: $541.00
source

Destination: INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SPEECH
Date: Jan 4, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $15,916.12
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR
Sponsor: Democratic Party of Oregon
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 9, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $644.04
source

Destination: HAITI
Sponsor: Robert F Kennedy Memorial
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Jan 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,809.01
source

Destination: CHICAGO-ROME, ITALY-WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 26, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,796.80
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 11, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $4,928.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO-FT. WORTH-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: American Jewish Congress
Purpose: AWARDS DINNER
Date: Oct 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,677.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO-LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union (IAM)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Nov 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $343.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS-EL PASO, TX-MEXICO CITY, MEXICO-CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Teamsters Union
Purpose: NAFTA TOUR
Date: Nov 13, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,819.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU, HAWAII
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,795.24
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL-NEWARK, NJ-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: NEW JERSEY CITIZEN ACTION
Purpose: MEETING AND SPEECH
Date: May 2, 2005
Expense: $1,059.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Janice Schakowsky

Nadeam Elshami
Cathy Hurwit
Cathy Huswit
Rameet Kohli
Jon Samuels



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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  • 08.19.14

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    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 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

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.