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Trips by*

Elizabeth Stack


Total cost of 11 trips: $18,828.96


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination: UNITED KINGDOM
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR OF UK NUCLEAR ENERGY FACILITIES
Date: Aug 15, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $4,152.42
source


Trips traveled under the office of Ralph Hall

Destination: DAILY MEETINGS
Sponsor: ALCATEL, ACT, AT&T, AT&T WIRELESS, INFENEON, LEVEL(3) COMMUNICATIONS, MICROSOFT, TELECORDIA.
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $727.10
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY FROM VARIOUS PERSPECTIVES.
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $1,373.98
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: WIRELESS INDUSTRY EDUCATION/CONVENTION
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $823.20
source

Destination: DALLAS, TX
Sponsor: TXU Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT TXU'S COAL AND NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS IN TEXAS AND THE ISSUES THAT AFFECT THEM
Date: Apr 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,206.99
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT THE POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,417.40
source

Destination: LONDON
Sponsor: National Grid USA
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT THE UK'S ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION SYSTEM
Date: Nov 9, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $3,537.41
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: VISIT CABLE INDUSTRY FACILITIES AND MEET WITH CABLE INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES
Date: Dec 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,478.29
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy Co
Purpose: DISCUSS ENERGY POLICY AND VISIT GEOTHERMAL FACILITIES
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,325.17
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT ISSUES AFFECTING THE WIRELESS INDUSTRY AND GET FIRST-HAND LOOK AT NEW WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
Date: Mar 12, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,102.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: MEET WITH NEW CORP EXECUTIVES FROM VARIOUS BUSINESS DIVISIONS IN THE COMPANY TO LEARN HOW LEGISLATIVE ISSUES RELATING TO BROADCAST, CABLE AND SATELLITE TELEVISION AFFECT
Date: May 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,685.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Elizabeth Stack.


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.