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Trips by*

Richard Boykin


Total cost of 13 trips: $41,866.25


Trips traveled under the office of Danny Davis

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, STOCK EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE & UNITED AIRLINES
Purpose: FACT FINDING-STUDY THE FINANCIAL MARKETS
Date: Jul 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,696.24
source

Destination: BANGKOK, THAILAND, MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Cardinal Health Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR OF RUBBER INDUSTRY; IN PARTICULAR, LATEX SLOVES
Date: Aug 18, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $10,500.00
source

Destination: GERMANY & BELGIUM (BRUSSELS)
Sponsor: Bundesverband Deutscher Postdienstleister eV
Purpose: OVERVIEW OF GERMAN POSTAL SERVICE ARE MEETINGS WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Date: Nov 11, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $6,640.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, JERUSALEM-ISRAEL
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Purpose: FACT FINDING RE: ISSUES OF PEACE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND PALESTINIANS
Date: Jul 1, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $3,130.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: UNDERSTANDING OF ECONOMIC PROCESS & MARKETS
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $365.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Grocery Manufacturers of America
Purpose: GMA & FMI EDUCATIONAL FIELD STUDY-AGRICULTURE-NUTRITION
Date: May 4, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $973.80
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Grocery Manufacturers of America
Purpose: GMA CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $815.20
source

Destination: RIO DE JANIERO, BRASILLA, SAN PAULO, SALVADOR-BRAZIL
Sponsor: Brazil-US Business Council
Purpose: (TRADE), EDUCATIONAL AWARENESS RE: STEEL, & FARMING INDUS
Date: May 24, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $5,140.50
source

Destination: NETHERLANDS/(AMSTERDAM)
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF NUCLEAR FACILITIES
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $3,505.57
source

Destination: ST. THOMAS AND ST. CROIX, VIRGIN ISLANDS
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Co
Purpose: MENTAL HEALTH ROUNDTABLE
Date: Apr 4, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $983.94
source

Destination: TIRANA, ALBANIA
Sponsor: Adonai International Ministries
Purpose: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & HUMANITATION
Date: May 22, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,330.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU, HI
Sponsor: National Association of Letter Carriers
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jul 18, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,450.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: ABBOTT LABS, AMSTEAL INDUSTRIES, RR DONNELLEY, PEPSI, IL TOOL WORKS, MEAD WESTVACO
Purpose: TO SEE FIRST-HAND THE INNER WORKINGS OF THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR
Date: Aug 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,336.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Richard Boykin.


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.