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Trips by*

Kenneth Kraft


Total cost of 10 trips: $52,732.51


Trips traveled under the office of David Hobson

Destination: JAKARTA, YOGYAKARTA, AND BALI, INDONESIA
Sponsor: United States-Indonesia Society
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $6,766.50
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Jan 2, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $2,131.26
source

Destination: BRUSSELS
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: ASSESS EUROPEAN UNION AND NATO ENLARGEMENT AND REORGANIZATION
Date: Jan 11, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,565.20
source

Destination: JAPAN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR JAPANESE NUCLEAR ENERGY FACILITIES
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,593.38
source

Destination: GERMANY
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: TOUR UNITED STATES MILITARY AND GENERAL ATOMICS INSTALLATIONS
Date: Aug 15, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $7,192.83
source

Destination: BEIRUT, LEBANON - DAMASCUS, SYRIA - BEIRUT, LEBANON
Sponsor: American Task Force for Lebanon
Purpose: MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS FROM LEBANON AND SYRIA ABOUT FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEFENSE, AND TRADE MATTERS
Date: May 22, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $2,581.24
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND - NORMANDY, FRANCE
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: TO VISIT BRITISH DEFENSE INSTALLATIONS, PRIVATE AND UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FACILITIES, UNITED STATES NAVY RESEARCH ACTIVITIES, AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION SITE
Date: Jul 25, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $11,554.90
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND BETTER U.S.-SINGAPORE TRADE AND DEFENSE RELATIONS
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $3,038.20
source

Destination: WASHINGTON - ULAAN BAATAR - NEW YORK
Sponsor: International Republican Institute
Purpose: TO ASSIST THE STATE GREAT HURAL (PARLIAMENT OF MONGOLIA) TO ESTABLISH COMMITTEE RULES AND HEARING PROCEDURES
Date: Dec 12, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $3,664.00
source

Destination: RABAT, MOROCCO-MARRAKECH-CASABLANCA
Sponsor: Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development
Purpose: EXPLORE MOROCCAN ISSUES-ESPECIALLY RELATIONSHIP WITH U.S., FREE TRADE AGREEMENT, POLITICAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC REFORM IN MOROCCO, WESTERN SAHARA DISPUTE
Date: Jul 2, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,645.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kenneth Kraft.


American RadioWorks |
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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

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  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

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    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.