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Trips sponsored by

Better World Campaign


Total cost of 13 trips: $2,024.60


Traveler: Susan Williams (from the office of Jesse Helms)
Destination: NEW YORK (UNITED NATIONS)
Purpose: OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE UNITED NATIONS
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $142.00
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Traveler: Philip Griffin (from the office of Jesse Helms)
Destination: NEW YORK - UNITED NATIONS
Purpose: OFFICIAL VISIT TO U.N.
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $142.00
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Traveler: Thomas Evans (from the office of Jack Reed)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $143.00
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Traveler: Bryan Wilkes (from the office of Edward Royce)
Destination: VISIT AND MEET WITH OFFICIALS AT THE UNITED NATIONS, U.S. MISSION FOR NEWS AND OTHERS
Purpose: MEET WITH OFFICIALS IN NEW YORK-APPROZ 40 CONGRESSIONAL STAFF IN ATTENDANCE
Date: Apr 26, 2002
Expense: $142.00
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Traveler: J. Karen Paulson (from the office of Scott Mcinnis)
Destination:
Purpose: BRIEFINGS BY US MISSION, THE UNITED NATIONS, & FOX NEWS STATION
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $167.00
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Traveler: Christina Hardesty (from the office of Sander Levin)
Destination: UNITED NATIONS BRIEFING
Purpose: STAFFDEL TRIP TO THE UNITED NATIONS
Date: Apr 26, 2002
Expense: $167.00
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Traveler: Michael Torra (from the office of Silvestre Reyes)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 16, 2003
Expense: $154.60
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Traveler: Rosemary Garza (from the office of Charles Gonzalez)
Destination: U.N. NEW YORK
Purpose: TO DISCUSS POLICY ON IRAQ, AIDS, ECL.
Date: May 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $164.60
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Traveler: Amy Boyle (from the office of Jim Matheson)
Destination: MEETINGS AT NYSE AND UN ALL DAY FRIDAY
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION TO NYSE AND UN
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $164.60
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Traveler: Debra Armentrout (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination:
Purpose: STUDY TOUR TO NEW YORK (VISIT UN)
Date: May 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $164.60
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Traveler: Joshua Stull (from the office of Don Sherwood)
Destination: TRAIN TO NYC, TOUR, LUNCH, AND BRIEFING
Purpose: VISIT NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AND UNITED NATIONS FOR MEETINGS
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $164.60
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Traveler: Jamila Thompson (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: VISIT NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE & UN
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR AND BRIEFINGS FROM NYSE, UN STAFF AND US-UN EMBASSY.
Date: May 16, 2003
Expense: $144.00
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Traveler: Matt Allen (from the office of Don Sherwood)
Destination: TRAIN TO NYC, TOUR, LUNCH, BRIEFING
Purpose: VISIT - NYSE AND U.N.
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $164.60
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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.