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Trips sponsored by

Communications Consortium Media Center


Total cost of 7 trips: $6,846.31


Traveler: Al Green (from the office of Al Green)
Destination: SRI LANKA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO STUDY THE RELIEF EFFORTS OF THE UNFPA AFTER THE TSUNAMI DISASTER
Date: Jan 15, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,001.97
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Traveler: Oscar Ramirez (from the office of Al Green)
Destination: SRI LANKA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO STUDY TSUNAMI DISASTER RELIEF EFFORTS COORDINATED BY THE UNFPA
Date: Jan 15, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $916.97
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Traveler: Joseph Crowley (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: SRI LANKA
Purpose: VISIT TSUNAMI AFFECTED REGION OF SRI LANKA, SEE FIRST HAND THE WORK OF UNFPA DEALING IN A REFUGEE SITUATION
Date: Jan 15, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,001.97
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Traveler: Gregg Sheiowitz (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: SRI LANKA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 15, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,083.93
source

Traveler: Chris Mccannell (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: SRI LANKA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 15, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $932.95
source

Traveler: Sheila Jackson Lee (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: SINGAPORE-SRI LANKA-NEWARK
Purpose: TSUNAMI RELIEF EFFORTS
Date: Jan 15, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $988.73
source

Traveler: Assad Akhter (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: SINGAPORE-SRI LANKA-NEWARK
Purpose: TSUNAMI RELIEF EFFORTS
Date: Jan 15, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $919.79
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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.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

    A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.
  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
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    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    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.