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Office of

John Rockefeller


Total cost of 43 office trips: $95,318.18


Trips by John Rockefeller
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $5,881.39

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKER AT THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA'S ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP EVENTS SPOKE AT TWO DINNERS AND ONE LUNCHEON
Date: Dec 5, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $1,218.57
source

Destination: HUNTINGTON, WV - DALLAS, TX
Sponsor: Young Presidents' Organization and affiliates
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE YOUNG PRESIDENTS ORGANIZATION MONTHLY MEETING
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $3,377.82
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: United Airlines
Purpose: TO VISIT UNITED AIRLINES WORLD HEADQUARTERS, TOURED THE SITE AND MET WITH TOP OFFICIALS
Date: Feb 28, 2000
Expense: $175.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE ANNUAL AIPAC DINNER
Date: Apr 30, 2001
Expense: $610.00
source

Destination: MORGANTOWN, WV
Sponsor: Toyota Motor Corporation
Purpose: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE STATE
Date: Jun 18, 2001
Expense: $500.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Rockefeller

Katherine Ates
Amy Barber
Ellen Doneski
Terri Giles
Tamera Luzzatto
Paul Margie
Jocelyn Moore
Wendy Moris
Michael Nilsson
Barbara Pryor
James Reed
John Richards
D Patrick Robertson
Deborah Veres
J Liam Wasley



American RadioWorks |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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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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    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.