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Trips sponsored by

Americans for Democratic Action


Total cost of 9 trips: $8,435.66


Traveler: Bernard Sanders (from the office of Bernard Sanders)
Destination: LA, CALIFORNIA
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT ADA CONFERENCE & PARCIPATE IN CONFERENCE MEETINGS
Date: Apr 7, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,263.35
source

Traveler: Dennis Kucinich (from the office of Dennis Kucinich)
Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Purpose: SPEECH & PANEL SEMINAR
Date: Apr 8, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $920.00
source

Traveler: Dennis Kucinich (from the office of Dennis Kucinich)
Destination: CLEVELAND, LA, WASHINGTON DC
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Jun 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,769.00
source

Traveler: Jesse Jackson (from the office of Jesse Jackson)
Destination: LOS ANGELES
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 23, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,110.00
source

Traveler: Dennis Kucinich (from the office of Dennis Kucinich)
Destination: LA
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $368.00
source

Traveler: Jim Mcdermott (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: HOLLYWOOD, FL
Purpose: AFL-CIO EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Date: Feb 24, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $437.43
source

Traveler: Jim Mcdermott (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: MEETING WITH UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS AND ADA MEMBERS
Date: Apr 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $178.50
source

Traveler: Jim Mcdermott (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: BURLINGTON, VERMONT
Purpose: NATIONAL BOARD MEETING
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $827.00
source

Traveler: Jim Mcdermott (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: HNL
Purpose: VISIT WITH THE LOCAL ADA CHAPTER, PUBLIC TV & RADIO APPEARANCES DISCUSSING HEALTH CARE
Date: Jun 2, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,562.38
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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.