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Trips by*

Ted Van Der Meid


Total cost of 18 trips: $36,419.16


Trips traveled under the office of J. Dennis Hastert

Destination: NEMACOLIN, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $540.00
source

Destination: TOKYO-KYOTO
Sponsor: Japan Center for International Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $9,470.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,420.17
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,894.03
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $823.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $190.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRING, W.V.
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $660.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRING, W.V.
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 5, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $914.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD-HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $308.25
source

Destination: ST.MICHAEL'S, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.21
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $896.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,105.00
source

Destination: DCA (WASHINGTON, DC) TO SVO (MOSCOW, RUSSIA) TO IAD (DULLES, VIRGINIA)
Sponsor: AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY COUNCIL/RUSSIAN DUMA
Purpose: INTERPARLIAMENTARY EXCHANGE/EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,749.00
source

Destination: LINKOPING/STOCKHOLM/COPENHAGEN
Sponsor: Saab AB
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 15, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $7,013.00
source

Destination: THE TIDES INN IN IRVINGTON, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE ANNUAL BICAMERAL CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $820.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $271.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Ted Van Der Meid.


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.
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    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.