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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Theresa Lavery


Total cost of 11 trips: $13,040.08


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination: YUCCA MTN.
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR OF YUCCA MOUNTAIN BY DOE
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,380.00
source

Destination: DALLAS
Sponsor: TXU Corporation
Purpose: TOUR COAL PLANT & NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
Date: Apr 6, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,101.59
source

Destination: PORTLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP ON CABLE ISSUES AND VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL.
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,177.40
source

Destination: GILLETTE, WY
Sponsor: Domestic Petroleum Council
Purpose: NATURAL GAS EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION FIELD TRIP.
Date: Aug 16, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $882.85
source

Destination: NY LAGUARDIA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: CABLE FACILITIES VISIT AND INFORMATIONAL DISCUSSION ABOUT 1996 TELECOM ACT POSSIBLE REWRITE AND CABLE INDUSTRY ISSUES.
Date: Dec 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,374.69
source

Destination: DENVER, COLORADO
Sponsor: LEVEL (3) COMMUNICATIONS, VONAGE, INTRADO
Purpose: TOURS AND DISCUSSIONS ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT REWRITE, AND SPECIFICALLY VOTP TECHNOLOGY
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $794.75
source

Destination: ARLINGTON, TX TO D/FW AIRPORT
Sponsor: Dallas-Fort Worth Airport International Airport
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL TOUR OF NEW TERMINAL
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $370.73
source

Destination: D.C. TO LONG BEACH, CA
Sponsor: SATELLITE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TOUR OF SATELLITE FACILITIES DURING THEIR CONFERENCE. EDUCATION OF SATELLITE INDUSTRY ISSUES
Date: May 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $607.20
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA RIVERSIDE, CA FLIGHT TO LAS VEGAS, RETURN FROM LAS VEGAS TO D.C.
Sponsor: Southern California Public Power Authority
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR EDUCATION ON ENERGY ISSUES WITH FOCUS ON PUBLIC POWER
Date: Jun 1, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,695.19
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO DALLAS/FT. WORTH ROUNDTRIP
Sponsor: National Association of Manufacturers
Purpose: 3-DAY TRIP (JULY 6-8) TO VISIT VARIOUS MANUFACTURERS' FACILITIES, AND TO DISCUSS FEDERAL POLICIES AFFECTING THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR
Date: Jul 2, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $1,421.68
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. - ANCHORAGE, AK; ANCHORAGE TO DILLINGHAM, AK AND TOGIAK, AK
Sponsor: General Communication
Purpose: RURAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS SITE VISIT
Date: Aug 14, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,234.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Theresa Lavery.


American RadioWorks |
Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 01.14.15

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    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

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