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    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.
  • 04.15.15

    The Lost Children of Katrina

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  • 04.08.15

    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

    Last month the board of Sweet Briar College announced that the school will shut its doors at the end of this term, due to financial difficulties. The announcement was made abruptly, sending the campus community into a state of shock... and then activism.
  • 04.01.15

    The Future of College

    Kevin Carey's book "The End of College" is stirring up debate in higher ed circles. This week, a response to the book by a critic.

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Candidates for teaching jobs in Washington, D.C. complete a writing sample as part of their interview. Photo: Emily Hanford, from ARW's "Testing Teachers" documentary

Green Teachers

A generation ago, if you walked into an American classroom, you’d likely find a veteran teacher who'd been on the job for 15 years or more. Today you're more likely to find a brand-new teacher – someone who's been the job for a year or less.

Recent Posts

  • 04.22.15

    The First Gen Movement

    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.
  • 04.15.15

    The Lost Children of Katrina

    In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?
  • 04.08.15

    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

    Last month the board of Sweet Briar College announced that the school will shut its doors at the end of this term, due to financial difficulties. The announcement was made abruptly, sending the campus community into a state of shock... and then activism.
  • 04.01.15

    The Future of College

    Kevin Carey's book "The End of College" is stirring up debate in higher ed circles. This week, a response to the book by a critic.

Back to The Data

Trips by*

Charles Cooke


Total cost of 10 trips: $17,483.61


Trips traveled under the office of Bart Gordon

Destination: KNOXVILLE, TN
Sponsor: East Tennessee Economic Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR, EDUCATION ON OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY ISSUES
Date: Jul 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $323.04
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: National Grid USA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO ACCOMPLISH BRIEFINGS BY THE NATIONAL GRID USA AND ITS BRITISH PARENT TO REVIEW THE BENEFITS OF INDEPENDENT TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND INCENTIVE REGULATION, ADVANCEMENTS IN ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGY AND ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION R&D, D
Date: Nov 9, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $3,529.41
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Sponsor: NATIONAL OCEAN INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TOURED EXXON-MOBIL'S HOOVER/DIANA OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION PLATFORM AND RECEIVED BRIEFINGS ON THE COMPANY'S DEEPWATER EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION PROGRAM, ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE AND SAFETY PROGRAMS. DISCUSSED R&D NEEDS AND ACTIVITIES
Date: Dec 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $768.81
source


Trips traveled under the office of Ralph Hall

Destination: SEOUL, KOREA, NANA, JAPAN
Sponsor: Asan Foundation
Purpose: TO BECOME MORE FAMILIAR WITH SOUTH KOREA AND THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR INCREASED U.S.-KOREAN TRADE AND BETTER TRADE RELATIONS.
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $6,689.60
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Entergy Corporation
Purpose: FAMILIARIZATION WITH THE COMPANY UTILITY RESTRUCTURING AND ISSUES AFFECTING NUCLEAR POWER.
Date: May 5, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $913.96
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP TO RECEIVE BRIEFING AND TOURS OF GENERAL ATOMICS' FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES IN FUSION SCIENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AS WELL AS OTHER GENERAL ATOMICS PROGRAMS.
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,319.37
source

Destination: DADE AND BROWARD COUNTIES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Integrated Waste Services Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A TOUR ON WASTE-TO-ENERGY AND RECYCLING FACILITIES AS WELL AS MEET WITH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO DISCUSS ISSUES AFFECTING THE SOLID WASTE INDUSTRY.
Date: Feb 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,601.00
source

Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Sponsor: TEXAS CONSERVATIVE FORUM
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR CONGRESSMAN HALL IN A PANEL DISCUSSION BEFORE THE TEXAS CONSERVATIVE FORUM ON THE OUTLOOK FOR ENERGY LEGISLATION.
Date: Sep 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $790.11
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-JEKYLL ISLAND, GA
Sponsor: Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS AT THE CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT AND MAYOR'S SUMMIT OF THE MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC AUTHORITY OF GEORGIA (MEAG) ON ELECTRIC RESTRUCTURING, ENERGY POLICY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF SOUND SCIENCE IN FORMING ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGU
Date: Nov 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $725.71
source

Destination: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS
Sponsor: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MIT SEMINAR FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO BE HELD ON MIT CAMPUS
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $822.60
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Charles Cooke.


American RadioWorks |
Candidates for teaching jobs in Washington, D.C. complete a writing sample as part of their interview. Photo: Emily Hanford, from ARW's "Testing Teachers" documentary

Green Teachers

A generation ago, if you walked into an American classroom, you’d likely find a veteran teacher who'd been on the job for 15 years or more. Today you're more likely to find a brand-new teacher – someone who's been the job for a year or less.

Recent Posts

  • 04.22.15

    The First Gen Movement

    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.
  • 04.15.15

    The Lost Children of Katrina

    In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?
  • 04.08.15

    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

    Last month the board of Sweet Briar College announced that the school will shut its doors at the end of this term, due to financial difficulties. The announcement was made abruptly, sending the campus community into a state of shock... and then activism.
  • 04.01.15

    The Future of College

    Kevin Carey's book "The End of College" is stirring up debate in higher ed circles. This week, a response to the book by a critic.