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Trips sponsored by

Korea Economic Institute


Total cost of 7 trips: $40,167.23


Traveler: James Williams (from the office of Richard Durbin)
Destination: SEOUL, S. KOREA
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: May 27, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $5,400.00
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Traveler: David Kavanaugh (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: SEOUL, KOREA
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: May 27, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $5,260.00
source

Traveler: Randall Soderquist (from the office of Jeff Bingaman)
Destination: SOUTH KOREA
Purpose: CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Nov 11, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $5,400.00
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Traveler: Jason Blazakis (from the office of Jim Saxton)
Destination: WASHINGTON TO SEOUL
Purpose: CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Nov 11, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $4,700.00
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Traveler: Catherine Wojtasik (from the office of Evan Bayh)
Destination: SOUTH KOREA
Purpose: CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 29, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $4,830.09
source

Traveler: Jennifer Park (from the office of James Moran)
Destination: SEOUL, KOREA
Purpose: CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE ON TRADE AND SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $7,288.57
source

Traveler: Brian Stout (from the office of Thomas Davis)
Destination: SEOUL, KOREA
Purpose: CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE ON ECONOMIC, TRADE AND SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $7,288.57
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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.
  • 06.11.15

    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.