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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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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.

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Community Financial Services Association of America - $25,109.59 spent on 12 trips
91.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
8.1% spent on Republican Party

BOSWELL, LEONARD L - Democratic Party
June 27, 2003 - June 29, 2003 (3 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Co-sponsor(s):
Purpose - Community Financial Services Association Deferred Deposit forum
Total Cost - $4,150.00

BROWN-WAITE, VIRGINIA - Republican Party
February 28, 2003 - March 1, 2003 (2 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Co-sponsor(s):
Purpose - Education on financial services in America
Total Cost - $1,867.47

FEENEY, TOM - Republican Party
February 28, 2003 - February 28, 2003 (1 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Co-sponsor(s):
Purpose - To participate in a congressional briefing at dinner
Total Cost - $175.37

HILL, BARON P - Democratic Party
June 24, 2003 - June 27, 2003 (4 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Co-sponsor(s): Advance America, CNG Financial Inc, Jones Management LLC, Cash America Inc, Softwise Inc
Purpose - Forum on payday advance industry issues
Total Cost - $5,544.00

PETERSON, COLLIN CLARK - Democratic Party
August 8, 2003 - August 11, 2003 (4 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Co-sponsor(s): Advance America
Purpose - Forum on Deferred Deposit Industry
Total Cost - $2,584.00

ROSS, MICHAEL A - Democratic Party
June 27, 2003 - June 29, 2003 (3 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - Forum on payday advance industry issues
Total Cost - $2,118.00

TANNER, JOHN S - Democratic Party
June 27, 2003 - June 29, 2003 (3 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - Forum on payday advance industry
Total Cost - $4,964.00

SCHIFF, ADAM - Democratic Party
September 10, 2004 - September 11, 2004 (2 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - Forum on payday advance industry issues
Total Cost - $1,488.75

MATHESON, JIM MR - Democratic Party
June 27, 2003 - June 29, 2003 (3 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - Forum on payday advance industry issues CFSA Deferred Deposit Forum
Total Cost - $2,218.00

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.