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Trips by*

Phil Kiko


Total cost of 14 trips: $21,108.37


Trips traveled under the office of F. James Sensenbrenner

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING / EDUCATION
Date: Jan 2, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $4,990.00
source

Destination: VISIT TO INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY SHOW
Sponsor: ASSOCIATION FOR MFG TECHNOLOGY PAID FOR EVERYTHING BUT LODGING INTERNATION MFG. TECHNOLOGY SHOW PAID FOR LODGING
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Sep 8, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $850.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: 2002 INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $625.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $660.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $727.66
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,454.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $652.50
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,320.86
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: ANNUAL NAB CONVENTION
Date: Apr 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $984.20
source

Destination: DRESDEN, GERMANY-GORLITZ, GERMANY-BERLIN, GERMANY
Sponsor: Checkpoint Charlie Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: May 23, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,300.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $636.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: COMPTEL/ASCENT VOIP POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,388.94
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: ANNUAL NAB CONVENTION
Date: Apr 17, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $976.21
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Phil Kiko.


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.