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Trips sponsored by

Wilderness Society


Total cost of 8 trips: $7,662.08


Traveler: Sara Barth (from the office of Barbara Boxer)
Destination: CALIFORNIA (SIERRA RANGE)
Purpose: VIEWING NATIONAL FORESTS FOR POSSIBLE WILDERNESS DESIGNATION
Date: Aug 27, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $240.00
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Traveler: Shannon Smith (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, TRUCKEE, CLAVEC RIVER AREA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 27, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $959.09
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Traveler: Shannon Smith (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: ARIZONA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING REGARDING NATIONAL LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION SYSTEM
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,100.00
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Traveler: Edith Thompson (from the office of Wayne Gilchrest)
Destination: BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO PALM SPRINGS THEN FROM PALM SPRINGS TO BWL AIRPORT
Purpose: TO VISIT AND LEARN ABOUT THE NATIONAL LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION SYSTEM
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,179.00
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Traveler: Timothy Aiken (from the office of James Moran)
Destination: RONALD REAGAN NATIONAL-PALM SPRINGS, CA-DULLES INTERNATIONAL
Purpose: OBSERVE & RECEIVE BRIEFINGS ON CHALLENGES CONFRONTING SANTA ROSA AND SAN JACINTO MOUNTAINS NATIONAL MONUMENT AND NATIONAL LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION SYSTEM IN GENERAL
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,075.00
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Traveler: Lara Levison (from the office of Nancy Pelosi)
Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT THE NATIONAL LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION SYSTEMS CHALLENGES TO THE SYSTEM BY VISITING THE SANTA ROSA AND SAN JACINTO MOUNTAINS NATIONAL MONUMENT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $1,110.09
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Traveler: Richard Healy (from the office of Richard Pombo)
Destination: PALMS SPRINGS CA
Purpose: TOUR SANTA ROSA AND SAN JACINTO MOUNTAINS NATIONAL MONUMENT. MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,075.00
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Traveler: Meghan Conklin (from the office of Richard Pombo)
Destination: PALM SPRINGS
Purpose: A FACT-FINDING TOUR OF THE NATIONAL LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION SYSTEM (NLCS) WITH A TOUR OF THE SANTA ROSA NATIONAL MONUMENT NEAR PALM SPRINGS
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $923.90
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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

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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.