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Trips by*

Yelberton Watkins


Total cost of 11 trips: $15,352.00


Trips traveled under the office of James Clyburn

Destination: CASABLANCA, RABAT, MARRAKECH IN MOROCCO AND LAAYOUNE IN WESTERN SAHARA
Sponsor: US-Morocco Affairs Council
Purpose: TO MEET WITH MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT ALONG WITH OFFICIALS IN PUBLIC/PRIVATE SECTORS TO DISCUSS MUTUAL U.S.-MOROCCO ISSUES
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,757.08
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE/BELL ATLANTIC/HUMPTY DUMPTY INST.
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jun 16, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,122.09
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO CHARLESTON, S.C.
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: TRADE POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $766.64
source

Destination: NETHERLANDS/(AMSTERDAM)
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF NUCLEAR FACILITIES (INCLUDING URANIUM ENRICHMENT)
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $3,504.57
source

Destination: DOMINICAN REPUB
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: TRADE CONFERENCE-DISCUSSION OF DR-CAFTA REGULATORY & POLICY
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,037.05
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY, AL
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL VISIT TO AL CIVIL RIGHTS MONUMENTS AND SITES, BRIEFINGS, DISCUSSIONS, TOURS
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $863.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-SAN DIEGO-SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES-IMPLICATIONS, PROPOSALS FOR REWRITE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,023.50
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO-SAN FRANCISCO-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND NCTA'S NATIONAL SHOW, MEET WITH CABLE INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES, DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,586.90
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: ATTEND POLICY SUMMIT. PARTICIPATE ON PANEL, DISCUSS COMMUNICATIONS ISSUES, INTERFACE WITH MANUFACTURES AND SUPPLIERS OF COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT
Date: Apr 8, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $528.00
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: DISCUSSION CAFTA, AND TRADE BRIEFINGS
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,890.31
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: TO ATTEND BIO INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION, DISCUSS ISSUES WITH INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES AND DEVELOPMENT OF BIOTECH INDUSTRY OF SC
Date: Jun 20, 2005
Expense: $272.86
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Yelberton Watkins.


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?

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  • 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.