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Trips by*

Jeff Harrison


Total cost of 9 trips: $8,751.83


Trips traveled under the office of Norm Coleman

Destination: CHILE
Sponsor: Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: DISCUSS US-CHILE FTA
Date: May 24, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,425.33
source

Destination: RUTTGER'S BAY, MINNESOTA
Sponsor: MINNESOTA CORN GROWERS
Purpose: MINNESOTA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION'S CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR
Date: Aug 22, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,190.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Sponsor: National Council of Farmer Co-ops
Purpose: SPEAK TO THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF FARMER OWNED COOPERATIVES
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,383.15
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: RENEWABLE FUEL ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK TO RENEWABLE FUELS ASSOCIATION CONVENTION
Date: Feb 16, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $810.10
source


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: WYE WOODS CONFERENCE CENTER, QUEENSTOWN, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: HOUSE AG COMMITTEE BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: BIG SKY, MONTANA
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: DISCUSS CURRENT ISSUES WITH RURAL BANKERS COMMITTEE
Date: Jul 8, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,237.66
source

Destination: MINNESOTA
Sponsor: MINNESOTA CORN GROWERS
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT CORN, ETHANOL PRODUCTION
Date: Aug 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $401.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: FLORIDA CITRUS MUTUAL, FL FARM BUREAU AND FL FRUIT AND VEGETABLE
Purpose: TOUR CITRUS PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING AND OTHER FL AGRICULTURE
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,199.59
source

Destination: MINNESOTA
Sponsor: MINNESOTA CORN GROWERS
Purpose: TOUR CORN, ETHANOL PRODUCING AREAS OF MN
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $820.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jeff Harrison.


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.