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Trips by*

Daniel Gans


Total cost of 9 trips: $28,220.72


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Riley

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Singapore Technologies
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL VISIT TO DISCUSS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES FOR ALABAMA (BIONIX PROGRAM)
Date: Apr 29, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $7,493.70
source

Destination:
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: TO EXPLORE MANY CHALLENGES FACING ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES IN RURAL AREAS
Date: Jul 5, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,400.00
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: In Vision Technologies
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & TRADE ISSUES
Date: Aug 4, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $6,657.00
source

Destination: HONGKONG
Sponsor: Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office
Purpose: TO DISCUSS TRADE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 9, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,313.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: NATIONAL SECURITY FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 13, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,242.00
source

Destination: YUCCA MOUNTAIN
Sponsor: NUCLEAR ENERGY INSTITUTE YUCCA MN. PROJECT OFFICE=$25
Purpose:
Date: Feb 20, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $905.25
source

Destination: VISIT TO NASDAQ STOCK MARKET, NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL VISIT TO NASDAQ STOCK MARKET
Date: May 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $533.77
source

Destination: MOSCOW & ST. PETERSBURG
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: TO INSPECT THE FORMER SOVIET UNION'S COMPLIANCE WITH AN INTERNATION TREATY TO DISPOSE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS & TO SPEAK WITH SCIENTISTS FORMERLY, EMPLOYED IN THE SOVIET UNION'S NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAMS.
Date: May 25, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $7,027.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER-MEETINGS FOR CHIEFS OF STAFF
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $649.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Daniel Gans.


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.