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Trips sponsored by

US Committee for the United Nations Population Fund


Total cost of 5 trips: $18,189.02


Traveler: Kelly Fitzgerald (from the office of Robert Borski)
Destination: RABAT, MOROCCO; MARRAKECH, MOROCCO; OUARZAZATE, MOROCCO
Purpose: FIRST HAND EXAMINATION OF INTERNATIONAL FAMILY PLANNING ACTIVITIES AND NGO WORK IN MOROCCO
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $7,680.00
source

Traveler: Lindsey Brill (from the office of Lincoln Chafee)
Destination: SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Purpose: TO VISIT THE HEALTH AND POPULATION PROGRAMS OF THE UN POPULATION FUND IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,568.53
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Traveler: Julie Cohen (from the office of Herbert Kohl)
Destination: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Purpose: FACT-FINDING RELATING TO U.S. FUNDING FOR INTERNATIONAL HEALTH, HIV/AIDS, AND FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAMS
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,568.53
source

Traveler: Joseph Crowley (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING HEALTH AND FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAMS FUNDED BY UNFPA AND USAID
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,649.06
source

Traveler: Kristin Wells (from the office of John Conyers)
Destination: MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE PROCESS OF RESETTLING REFUGEES WHO ENTER THE UNITED STATES THROUGH THE U.S. REFUGEE PROGRAM AND TO MEET WITH BOSNIAN, HMONG AND SOMALI REFUGEES ABOUT THEIR ADMISSION AND RESETTLEMENT EXPERIENCES
Date: Aug 3, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $722.90
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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

    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.