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Trips by*

Patrick Carroll


Total cost of 20 trips: $26,203.87


Trips traveled under the office of Ray Lahood

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: American Meat Institute
Purpose: STAFF BRIEFING WITH WALL STREET ANALYST'S SPECIALIZING IN AGRICULTURE CONCERTATION
Date: Mar 6, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $888.00
source

Destination: BLOOMINGTON, IL
Sponsor: ILLINOIS FARM BUREA, ILLINOIS CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION, ILLINOIS SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 5, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $374.54
source

Destination:
Sponsor: American Sugar Cane League
Purpose: FACT FINDING - SUGAR CANE RESEARCH / INDUSTRY / REFINERY
Date: Nov 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $786.00
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS
Sponsor: Fiserv Mortgageserv
Purpose: TOUR USDA (RURAL HOUSING) COMPUTER FACILITY IN ST. LOUIS
Date: Feb 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,318.34
source

Destination: NEVADA-ARIZONA-UTAH
Sponsor: GOLD INSTITUTE, NATIONAL MINISTRY ASSOCIATION
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,044.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-PEORIA, IL
Sponsor: Nature Conservancy
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 29, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $468.54
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: National Food Processors Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 15, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $1,691.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, TOUR YUCCA MTN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,380.00
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH TO EVERGLADES
Sponsor: Florida Sugar Cane League
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $975.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-PITTSBURGH
Sponsor: National Mining Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 1, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $422.30
source

Destination: NATIONAL AIRPORT-LA GUARDIA AIRPORT-NEW YORK CITY-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-TOUR LA GUARDIA AIRPORT-2 DAY SESSION IN DYC ON AVIATION SECURITY & THE FUTURE OF THE INDUSTRY
Date: Jul 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,331.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $995.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: ILLINOIS BEEF, ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU, ILLINOIS PARK PARTNERS
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $786.05
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: National Food Processors Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,096.00
source

Destination: PONCE, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,300.90
source

Destination: UNITED KINGDOM
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 15, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $4,125.26
source

Destination: KEY LARGO, FL
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 23, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,010.00
source

Destination: LOUISIANNA
Sponsor: American Sugar Cane League
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Nov 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,251.59
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO DANA POINT, CA
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,300.35
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Food Products Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 9, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,660.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Patrick Carroll.


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.