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Trips by*

George Shevlin


Total cost of 8 trips: $35,583.96


Trips traveled under the office of John Larson

Destination: LEDYARD, MYSTIC SEAPORT AND HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
Sponsor: Amistad America
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,564.44
source

Destination: BEIJING, XIAN, SHANGHAI, HONG KONG
Sponsor: CHINESE INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS (CPIFA) FACILITATED BY THE U.S. -ASIA INSTITUTE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (16 days)
Expense: $8,500.00
source

Destination: TOKYO-KYOTO-OSAKA
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP / FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $8,749.00
source

Destination: JAPAN (LAYOVER)-INDONESIA-HONG KONG
Sponsor: United States-Indonesia Society
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, FACT FINDING, IMPROVE RELATIONS
Date: Apr 8, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $6,766.50
source

Destination: SINGAPORE, BANGKOK
Sponsor: Singapore International Foundation
Purpose: FACTFACTING/EDUCATION - SINGAPORE-US FTA, MILITARY RELATIONS
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (14 days)
Expense: $6,276.86
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL "BIPARTISAN" RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $988.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: AA/STAFF DIRECTOR'S RETREAT
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $709.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO ATTEND MEETINGS ADDRESSING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ISSUES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SOFTWARE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT BROADBAND AND WI-FI SERVICES, INFORMATION SECURITY, AND E-SPAM
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,030.16
source



* - Trips by all travelers named George Shevlin.


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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.

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    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

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    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

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