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Trips by*

Bob Brooks


Total cost of 10 trips: $19,216.50


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Mccrery

Destination: BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: LSU Foundation
Purpose: TO TOUR LSU RESEARCH FACILITIES AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THEIR FEDERALLY-FUNDED PROJECTS
Date: Sep 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $719.30
source

Destination: WEST VIRGINIA, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT (HOUSE/SENATE)
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $624.00
source

Destination: NEWPORT, RI
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/SEMINARS
Date: Jul 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,607.50
source

Destination: DCA/LGA/DCA
Sponsor: American Association of Advertising Agencies
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 2, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $681.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-LAS VEGAS, NV-RENO, NV-SHREVEPORT, LA
Sponsor: International Game Technology
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 29, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,374.00
source

Destination: SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY
Sponsor: National Thoroughbred Racing Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,727.96
source

Destination: DUNDEE SCOTLAND, PRESTWICK SCOTLAND
Sponsor: National Center for Public Policy & Research
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,633.00
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,042.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-PALM SPRINGS, CA-SHREVEPORT, LA
Sponsor: Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Dec 8, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,129.50
source

Destination: HYANNIS, MA
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: SEMINAR/SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,677.74
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Bob Brooks.


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

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    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.