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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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    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?

    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.

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.

Back to all reports

American Sugar Alliance - $40,288.18 spent on 14 trips
82.8% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
17.2% spent on Republican Party

COMBEST, LARRY - Republican Party
August 6, 2000 - August 8, 2000 (3 days)
Steamboat Springs, CO
Purpose - Talk about farm legislation
Total Cost - $1,929.37

ENGEL, ELIOT - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 8, 2003 (7 days)
Seattle, WA
Purpose - Not specified
Total Cost - $4,983.40

EWING, THOMAS W - Republican Party
August 7, 2000 - August 9, 2000 (3 days)
Steamboat Springs, CO
Purpose - Sweetener Symposium
Total Cost - $2,598.95

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
August 7, 2000 - August 9, 2000 (3 days)
Steamboat Springs, CO
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $2,653.90

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
August 4, 2001 - August 7, 2001 (4 days)
Sun Valley, ID
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $3,848.40

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 5, 2003 (4 days)
Blaine, WA
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $1,458.47

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
August 3, 2002 - August 7, 2002 (5 days)
Bernalillo, NM
Purpose - Keynote Speaker at 19th annual International Sweetener Symposium. Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa
Total Cost - $6,957.16

FOLEY, MARK - Republican Party
August 7, 2004 - August 11, 2004 (5 days)
Denver, CO
Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Total Cost - $1,186.22

CONRAD, KENT - Democratic Party
August 8, 2004 - August 9, 2004 (2 days)
Vail, CO
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $1,134.50

STABENOW, DEBBIE - Democratic Party
August 8, 2004 - August 10, 2004 (3 days)
Vail, CO
Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Total Cost - $4,041.00

THOMAS, CRAIG - Republican Party
August 8, 2004 - August 9, 2004 (2 days)
Vail, CO
Purpose - Speech at International Sweetener Symposium
Total Cost - $951.75

ABERCROMBIE, NEIL - Democratic Party
August 7, 2004 - August 12, 2004 (6 days)
Vail, CO
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $5,725.76

MELANCON, CHARLES J - Democratic Party
August 6, 2005 - August 8, 2005 (3 days)
Sun Valley, ID
Purpose - Speech to symposium
Total Cost - $2,544.80

SIMPSON, MICHAEL KEITH - Republican Party
August 9, 2005 - August 10, 2005 (2 days)
not specified
Purpose - To speak at the August 10th breakfast session of the 22nd International Sweetener symposium
Total Cost - $274.50

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.