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Trips by*

John Young


Total cost of 6 trips: $8,322.60


Trips traveled under the office of Juanita Millender-Mcdonald

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT REGIONAL JET AVIATION ISSUES
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,180.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Airbus
Purpose: TO TOUR THE AIRBUS TRAINING FACILITY AND LEARN MORE ABOUT AIRBUS AND THE MANUFACTURING OF THEIR PLANES
Date: Jun 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,439.01
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO LOS ANGELES, CA TO MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Los Angeles County MTA
Purpose: TO REVIEW AND TOUR PROPOSED TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $541.82
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA TO MIAMI, FL TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association
Purpose: TO GATHER INFORMATION ON PENDING REAL ISSUES AND TO BRIEF MEMBERS ON CONGRESSIONAL INITIATIVES DURING THE 109TH CONGRESS
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $608.10
source

Destination: WASHINGTON (NATIONAL/REAGAN) - TO SEATTLE TO WASHINGTON (DULLES)
Sponsor: PORT OF SEATTLE - COSPONSOR - ALASKA AIRLINES, THE BOEING COMPANY
Purpose: TO TOUR THE PORT OF SEATTLE, THE SEATTLE AIRPORT, THE BOEING PLANT AND TO SEE FIRST HAND SOME OF THE TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES AND EQUIPMENT BEING USED FOR AVIATION, PORT AND TRANSPORTATION SECURITY
Date: Aug 17, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $594.67
source


Trips traveled under the office of Ted Stevens

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: DISCUSSIONS WITH R.O.C. GOVERNMENT AND CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS
Date: Nov 25, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,959.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named John Young.


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

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  • 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?

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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.