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Trips by*

Linda Forbes


Total cost of 13 trips: $19,488.03


Trips traveled under the office of Evan Bayh

Destination: KEY LARGO, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO ATTEND DLC RETREAT EXPENSES ARE DETAILED ON ATTACHED SHEET
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,452.73
source

Destination: HARRISBURG, PA AND COLUMBUS, OH
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: STAFF THE SENATOR AS HE VISITS STATE LEGISLATORS IN HIS ROLE AS DLC CHAIR
Date: Jun 18, 2001
Expense: $2,125.00
source

Destination: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE DLC NATIONAL CONVERSATION
Date: Jul 14, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $838.87
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO SUPPORT SEN. BAYH AT DLC EVENTS
Date: Oct 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $424.56
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,906.40
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: LINDA MOORE FORBES TRAVELED TO NEW YORK TO ATTEND THE DLC'S PROGRESS AND PROSPERITY PROJECT RETREAT
Date: Dec 2, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $425.00
source

Destination: AIRLIE CENTER OF WARRENTON, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: LINDA MOORE FORBES TRAVELED TO WARRENTON, VIRGINIA TO ATTEND THE DLC'S 2003 CONGRESSIONAL STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 7, 2003
Expense: $120.00
source

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM; GENEVA, SWITZERLAND; LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING VISITS TO MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURING FACILITIES OF US COMPANIES
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $4,815.58
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL POLICY RETREAT
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,279.63
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: STAFF SENATOR BAYH FOR DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEETING
Date: Dec 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $291.75
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ATTEND DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL'S SENATE CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,547.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: STAFF SENATOR EVAN BAYH FOR DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL'S ANNUAL SPRING RETREAT
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,034.18
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ATTEND DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL'S SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,227.33
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Linda Forbes.


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.