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Trips by*

Amy Field


Total cost of 14 trips: $24,917.46


Trips traveled under the office of Roy Blunt

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,950.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT - EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $357.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER HOTEL, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: MEMBERS CONFERENCE RETREAT
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $785.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER HOTEL, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $624.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC - TURKEY
Sponsor: AMERICAN TURKISH COUNCIL, PFIZER INC., PHILIP MORRIS CO.
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: May 25, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $4,650.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 5, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,094.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS NV
Sponsor: International Game Technology
Purpose:
Date: May 29, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,312.00
source

Destination: GLEBIER PAN MT - SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 7, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $4,146.46
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BI-CAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $895.00
source

Destination: SYRACUSE, NY - SAVANNAH, NY
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT/FACT FINDING
Date: Oct 31, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,062.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: IAAPA, WALT DISNEY WORLD, ANHEUSER BUSCH & UNIVERSAL ORLANDO
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Nov 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,315.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: B-CAMERAL MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $896.00
source

Destination: DC BICAM RETREAT COS IN NY CITY
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: COS RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,011.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $820.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Amy Field.


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.