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Office of

Scott Garrett


Total cost of 19 office trips: $62,307.82


Trips by Scott Garrett
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $48,676.56

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $9,559.62
source

Destination: SRI LANKA
Sponsor: Federation of Chambers of Commerce & Industry of Sri Lanka
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $13,003.08
source

Destination: SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA (ROK)
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: FAMILIARIZATION TRIP TO KOREA DMZ
Date: Nov 29, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $19,465.60
source

Destination: TAIPEI, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FAMILIARIZATION/EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO TAIWAN
Date: Jan 12, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $5,080.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: MEMBER'S RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $584.72
source

Destination: ASHBURN VA. VIA CAR TO GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ISSUE EDUCATION
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $271.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-NEW YORK CITY-SUSSEX, NJ
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE TRIP TO DISCUSS ISSUES AFFECTING THE CAPITAL MARKETS
Date: Apr 29, 2005
Expense: $496.04
source

Destination: DALLAS, TX
Sponsor: American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
Purpose: PRESENTER/SPEAKER AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $216.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Scott Garrett

Gina Diorio
Jason Fahrer
Evan Kozlow
Jacqueline Moran
Chris Russell



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

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  • 06.02.15

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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.