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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

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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.

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Lexington Institute - $36,482.62 spent on 16 trips
55.4% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
44.6% spent on Republican Party

CLAY, WILLIAM L SR - Democratic Party
January 3, 2002 - January 7, 2002 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $2,367.00

DELAHUNT, WILLIAM D - Democratic Party
January 21, 2003 - January 23, 2003 (3 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Explore opportunities for US business and fact finding mission
Total Cost - $869.00

DELAHUNT, WILLIAM D - Democratic Party
March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Investigate opportunities for US business
Total Cost - $2,051.34

EMERSON, JO ANN H - Republican Party
January 3, 2002 - January 8, 2002 (6 days)
Havana, Cuba - Varadero, Cuba - Santiago, Cuba
Purpose - explore Cuba trade options and benefits
Total Cost - $2,420.50

EMERSON, JO ANN H - Republican Party
March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba - Varadero, Cuba - Santiago, Cuba
Purpose - Fact finding and research for foreign policy issues
Total Cost - $2,558.02

FLAKE, JEFF - Republican Party
March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Cuba
Purpose - Fact finding, meetings
Total Cost - $2,558.02

LOWEY, NITA M - Democratic Party
March 6, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (6 days)
Cuba
Purpose - US Cuba relations; policy
Total Cost - $2,558.02

LYNCH, STEPHEN F - Democratic Party
January 3, 2002 - January 8, 2002 (6 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Official meetings with government and religious leaders
Total Cost - $2,420.50

MOORE, DENNIS - Democratic Party
March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Meet Cuban trade officials, dissidents, and government officials
Total Cost - $2,558.02

REHBERG, DENNIS R - Republican Party
March 6, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (6 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - trade meetings (wheat)
Total Cost - $2,051.34

SNYDER, VICTOR F - Democratic Party
January 3, 2002 - January 8, 2002 (6 days)
Cuba
Purpose - educational
Total Cost - $2,254.50

SOLIS, HILDA - Democratic Party
January 2, 2002 - January 8, 2002 (7 days)
Cuba
Purpose - educational exchange/fact-finding
Total Cost - $2,584.00

TANNER, JOHN S - Democratic Party
March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Discuss trade issues with Cuba
Total Cost - $2,558.02

HERGER, WALLY - Republican Party
March 20, 2005 - March 24, 2005 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Fact finding, educational, meetings with government officials
Total Cost - $2,502.00

FLAKE, JEFF - Republican Party
March 20, 2005 - March 24, 2005 (5 days)
Cuba
Purpose - Fact- finding
Total Cost - $2,121.00

OTTER, C.L. BUTCH - Republican Party
March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Fact finding, meetings with Government officials
Total Cost - $2,051.34

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

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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.