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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

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  • 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.

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PASCRELL, WILLIAM J JR, Democratic Party
New Jersey

Total number of trips - 28
Total cost of trips - $1,773.00

Average cost per trip - $63.32
Total number of days spent traveling - 30 days
Rank of representative - 573 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Fire Department Instructor's Conference
Dates - March 18, 2000 - March 19, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Indianapolis, IN

Purpose - Member discussed HR1168 (FIRE Act) to the attendees
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,105.00
Lodging Cost - $224.00
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,369.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Washington, DC - Aspen Wye, VA

Travel Cost - $54.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $404.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - January 11, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 15, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - January 25, 2004 - January 25, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
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Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - February 8, 2004 - February 8, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - February 18, 2004 - February 18, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - March 7, 2004 - March 7, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
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Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - March 20, 2004 - March 20, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Vision Council of America
Dates - March 27, 2004 - March 27, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - April 3, 2004 - April 3, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - April 9, 2004 - April 9, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - April 24, 2004 - April 24, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - April 30, 2004 - April 30, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - May 24, 2004 - May 24, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - June 13, 2004 - June 13, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - July 16, 2004 - July 16, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - August 6, 2004 - August 6, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Int'l Assn of Fire Chiefs
Dates - August 11, 2004 - August 11, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - New Orleans - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - August 20, 2004 - August 20, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - September 2, 2004 - September 2, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - September 6, 2004 - September 6, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - September 7, 2004 - September 7, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - September 25, 2004 - September 25, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - October 17, 2004 - October 17, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
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Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - John Kerry for President Campaign
Dates - October 26, 2004 - October 26, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Des Moines, IA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - Des Moines - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
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Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - November 7, 2004 - November 7, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox News
Dates - December 4, 2004 - December 4, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Paterson - NYC - Paterson This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No

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.