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Trips by*

Christopher Fish


Total cost of 6 trips: $8,377.90


Trips traveled under the office of John Sweeney

Destination: MIAMI FLORIDA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: INTRODUCT MYSELF (NEWSTAFFER) TO THE INTER AMERICAN ECONOMIC COUNCIL REVIEW US/CARIBBEAN/LATIN AMERICA TRADE/TOURISM ISSUES STRENETREN RELATIONSHIPS REVIEW VIABLE SOLUTIONS
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,702.15
source

Destination: SILICON VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: TO ATTEND CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY ISSUES FACING OUR NATION
Date: Aug 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,141.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE CHIEF OF STAFF BICAMERAL RETREAT DISCUSS/REVIEW 2005 POLICY ISSUES
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.00
source

Destination: BELIZE
Sponsor: Wildlife Conservation Society
Purpose: TOUR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY CONSERVATION PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS CONGRESSMAN SWEENEY IS A MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION CAUCUS
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
source

Destination: DALLAS
Sponsor: WILLIAMS PYRO INC. FLOWSERVE CORP EXXON MOBIL CORP TEXAS INSTRUMENT ORTHOFIX INC. EDS
Purpose: ATTEND TWO DAYS OF A THREE DAY FORUM FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO SEE FIRST HAND THE INNER WORKINGS OF THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR. ALSO TO DISCUSS FEDERAL POLICIES AND ITS EFFECTS ON MANUFACTURING
Date: Jul 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $994.85
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN CONGRESSIONAL PANEL DISCUSSION. PROVIDED CONGRESSIONAL UPDATE ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY IN WASHINGTON
Date: Jul 24, 2005
Expense: $553.90
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Christopher Fish.


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

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  • 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.