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Trips by*

William Mcbride


Total cost of 20 trips: $28,254.36


Trips traveled under the office of Vernon Ehlers

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: STAFF RETREAT-TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,258.22
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $200.00
source

Destination: AMSTERDAM
Sponsor: Atlantic & Pacific Exchange Program
Purpose: STUDY PUBLIC POLICY MATTERS IN NETHERLANDS
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,417.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: May 31, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,183.50
source

Destination: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose:
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,409.00
source

Destination: D.C. TO WILLIAMSBURG VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $333.00
source

Destination: D.C. TO DETROIT
Sponsor: Northwest Airlines Corporation
Purpose: NEW TERMINAL TOUR
Date: Jan 28, 2002
Expense: $521.00
source

Destination: MIAMI FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: AVIATION SECURITY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,119.00
source

Destination: WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $649.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION TRANSPORTATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,299.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $320.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C. TO CHICAGO
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $461.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Sep 26, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $855.64
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS VIRGINIA PROVIDED OWN TRANSPORTATION
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $597.00
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: ISSUE STUDIES
Date: Dec 8, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $8,031.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $336.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $440.00
source

Destination: ZURICH
Sponsor: Government of Switzerland
Purpose: MEETINGS ON INITIATIVE IN FINANCE, PHARMACETICAL AND BIOTECHSECTORS
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,870.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $412.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C. TO WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.V.
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named William Mcbride.


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.