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Trips by*

Roger France


Total cost of 7 trips: $28,589.74


Trips traveled under the office of Charles Taylor

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: ATTEND SEMINAR, EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,770.00
source

Destination: SINGAPORE-AMSTERDAM
Sponsor: U S ASEAN BUSINESS COUNCIL/SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Aug 10, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $8,935.36
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $345.00
source

Destination: SEOUL, KOREA
Sponsor: Republic of Korea
Purpose: CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $5,400.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Computer & Communications Industry Association
Purpose: ECONOMIC SYMPOSIUM ON THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,094.28
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-FL. LAUDERDALE, FLA
Sponsor: Seminole Tribe of Florida
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 18, 2003
Expense: $535.00
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Dec 6, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $7,510.10
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Roger France.


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

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  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

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    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

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