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Office of

Michael Capuano


Total cost of 30 office trips: $59,716.79


Trips by Michael Capuano
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $24,365.82

Destination: N Y S E
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: MEETING
Date: Jan 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $756.00
source

Destination: UNITED NATIONS
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: MEETING
Date: Jan 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $554.25
source

Destination: ALASKA
Sponsor: ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE, SIERRA CLUB, THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $5,795.54
source

Destination: LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: MEETING
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,013.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 12, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,088.65
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,088.65
source

Destination:
Sponsor: LIGHTHOUSE INTERNATIONAL
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-SPEAKING
Date: Jan 18, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $790.99
source

Destination: NEVADA
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,136.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jan 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $871.10
source

Destination: IRELAND
Sponsor: IRISH AMERICAN PARTNERSHIP
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 31, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,461.24
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: Jewish Community Relations Council(s)
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $5,810.40
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Michael Capuano

Kate Auspitz
Bret Freedman
Lucy Heenan
Chris Huckleberry
Michelle Mancini
Kaitlin Mccolgan
Daniel Muroff
Jon Skarin
Jose Vaquerano



American RadioWorks |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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.

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  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

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    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

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    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

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  • 06.02.15

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