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Trips by*

Jonathan Katz


Total cost of 10 trips: $40,400.29


Trips traveled under the office of Robert Wexler

Destination: INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: FACT FINDING/CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $6,273.86
source

Destination: TURKEY
Sponsor: American-Turkish Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING/CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Jul 2, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $4,813.00
source

Destination: ANKARA AND ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: ITKIB Association USA
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP-CAUCUS ON US-TURKISH RELATIONS
Date: Feb 14, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $5,233.50
source

Destination: NY/KUWAIT
Sponsor: Kuwait
Purpose:
Date: May 25, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,314.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,620.00
source

Destination: U.N. NEW YORK
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 17, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $547.22
source

Destination: WASH DC-TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING & EDUCATIONAL
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $4,050.00
source

Destination: VIENNA-BELGRADE-MUNICH
Sponsor: Serbian-American Center
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $1,284.88
source

Destination: ISTANBUL AND ANKARA, TURKEY AND NORTHERN CYPRUS
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO LEARN OF CURRENT STATE OF US-TURKISH RELATIONS, TO MEET WITH TURKISH PARLIAMENTARIANS TO DISCUSS AREAS OF MUTUAL CONCERN: WAR ON TERROR, MIDEAST, AND CYPRUS
Date: May 28, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $4,013.83
source

Destination: BEIJING, CHINA-NANJING, SHANGHAI, CHINA
Sponsor: CASI FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN & CHINA CONTACT FRIENDLY ASSOC.
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT-FINDING
Date: Jul 2, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $4,250.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jonathan Katz.


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.