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Trips by*

Jeannette Windon


Total cost of 12 trips: $33,249.12


Trips traveled under the office of Mark Kirk

Destination: MOROCCO (RABAT - MARCAKECH - OUARZAZATE) - PARIS (PERSONAL)
Sponsor: POPULATION ACTION INTERNATIONAL U.S. COMMITTEE FOR U.N.F.P.A.
Purpose: INVESTIGATE FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAMS
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (11 days)
Expense: $7,680.00
source

Destination: ABIDJAN, COTE D'IVOIRE AND OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO
Sponsor: Global Health Council
Purpose: STUDY HIV/AIDS SITUATION
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $3,172.32
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: POPULATION RESOURCE CENTER
Purpose: ATTEND BOARD MEETING
Date: Apr 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $390.05
source

Destination: NEW DELHI & DARMSALA, INDIA; KATMANDU, NEPAL
Sponsor: International Campaign for Tibet
Purpose: INVESTIGATE TIBETAN REFUGEES
Date: Dec 9, 2002 (10 days)
Expense: $3,600.00
source

Destination: YEREVAN, ARMENIA DAY TRIP TO NAZORNO KARABATH
Sponsor: Armenian Assembly of America
Purpose: TO INVESTIGATE AND EVALUATE USAID PROGRAMS, POLITICAL & ECONOMIC SITUATION IN ARMENIA
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
source

Destination: BANGKOK, THAILAND-MAE SOT, THAILAND-BANGKOK
Sponsor: US CAMPAIGN FOR BURMA/HUMAN RIGHTS ACTION CENTER, AND CHRISTIAN FREEDOM INTERNATIONAL
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT SITUATION INSIDE BURMA, REFUGEES FROM BURMA, AND U.S. FUNDED PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT BURMA AND BURMESE
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $1,512.00
source

Destination: AMMAN, JORDAN
Sponsor: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP ON U.S. ASSISTANCE TO JORDAN, U.S./JORDAN RELATIONS AND JORDAN'S POLICY IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $1,912.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Gilead Sciences
Purpose: AN EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON HIV/AIDS AND HEPATITIS B INCLUDING TREATMENTS, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, ACCESS INITIATIVES AND PATIENT PERSPECTIVES
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,547.00
source

Destination: CAIRO EGYPT
Sponsor: American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
Purpose: U.S.-EGYPTIAN RELATIONS-MIDDLE EAST POLICY-U.S. ASSISTANCE TO EGYPT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $2,728.00
source

Destination: RABAT, MOROCCO
Sponsor: Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION ON U.S.-MOROCCAN RELATIONS, AND RECENT REFORMS IN THE REGION
Date: Feb 12, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,515.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of John Porter

Destination: CHIAPAS AND MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Sponsor: Mexico Solidarity Network
Purpose: INVESTIGATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
source

Destination: INDONESIA, EAST TIMOR
Sponsor: East Timor Action Network
Purpose: INVESTIGATE EAST TIMOR REFUGEE CRISIS
Date: Apr 22, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $1,801.75
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jeannette Windon.


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.