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Trips by*

Sheila Murphy


Total cost of 8 trips: $19,993.08


Trips traveled under the office of Thomas Carper

Destination: BRUSSELLS, BELGIUM; BERLIN, GERMANY; PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: TO MEET WITH NATO OFFICIALS IN BRUSSELLS AND SENIOR FRENCH & GERMAN DEFENSE & FOREIGN POLICY OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS WIDE RANGE OF TRANSATLANTIC ISSUES
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $3,003.84
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: THE DLC SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,722.86
source

Destination: AIRLIE CONFERENCE CENTER-WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: THE DLC 2003 AIRLIE CONGRESSIONAL STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $391.17
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC STAFF RETREAT
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,278.63
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC SENATE STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,547.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,046.68
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO DISCUSS RECENT POLICY DEVELOPMENTS IN CONGRESS & TO DISCUSS PROSPECTS FOR UPCOMING 109TH CONGRESS
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,112.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Thomas Daschle

Destination: INDONESIA
Sponsor: United States-Indonesia Society
Purpose: TO MEET WITH SENIOR INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS NGO'S PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS & OTHERS A ISSUES OF IMPORTANCE TO THE US AND INDONESIA
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (11 days)
Expense: $6,890.90
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Sheila Murphy.


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.