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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.

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National Parks Conservation Association - $30,748.07 spent on 9 trips
28.6% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
71.4% spent on Republican Party

BAIRD, BRIAN - Democratic Party
August 8, 2001 - August 18, 2001 (11 days)
Denali, AK
Purpose - Educational
Total Cost - $2,245.50

CASTLE, MICHAEL N - Republican Party
August 8, 2001 - August 14, 2001 (7 days)
AK
Purpose - Fact-finding
Total Cost - $4,653.06

GILCHREST, WAYNE T - Republican Party
August 9, 2000 - August 16, 2000 (8 days)
Anchorage, AK - Denali, AK - Healy, AK - Kenai, AK - Anchorage, AK
Purpose -
Total Cost - $5,014.06

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
August 9, 2000 - August 16, 2000 (8 days)
Anchorage, AK - Denali, AK - Healy, AK - Kenai Fjords, AK
Purpose - congressional Alaska trip for protecting parks
Total Cost - $5,091.06

HOEFFEL, JOSEPH M - Democratic Party
February 14, 2003 - February 17, 2003 (4 days)
Yellowstone National Park, WY
Co-sponsor(s): Greater Yellowstone Coalition
Purpose - Yellowstone National Park - winter use issue.
Total Cost - $2,722.00

HOLT, RUSH - Democratic Party
February 14, 2003 - February 19, 2003 (6 days)
Yellowstone National Park, WY
Co-sponsor(s): Greater Yellowstone Coalition
Purpose - Viewing the effects of snowmobiling in Yellowstone National Park.
Total Cost - $2,615.00

KOLBE, JIM - Republican Party
August 9, 2000 - August 16, 2000 (8 days)
Anchorage, AK
Purpose - national parks site visits
Total Cost - $2,046.29

MCINNIS, SCOTT - Republican Party
August 8, 2001 - August 14, 2001 (7 days)
AK
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $5,141.10

RAHALL, NICK J II - Democratic Party
February 14, 2003 - February 17, 2003 (4 days)
Idaho Falls, ID
Co-sponsor(s): Greater Yellowstone Coalition
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $1,220.00

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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

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    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.