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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

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  • 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.

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Northrop Grumman - $7,689.43 spent on 10 trips
38.3% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
61.7% spent on Republican Party

DICKS, NORM D - Democratic Party
November 10, 2003 - November 12, 2003 (3 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Briefings on global hawk, EA6B, B2 and Fire Scout programs
Total Cost - $702.00

MCINNIS, SCOTT - Republican Party
February 25, 2003 - February 25, 2003 (1 days)
Pascagoula, MS
Purpose - Mesa Verde Keel Laying
Total Cost - $1,210.00

WELDON, CURT - Republican Party
January 29, 2002 - January 29, 2002 (1 days)
Newport News, VA
Purpose - tour shipyard, educate chairman on ship-building issues
Total Cost - $865.00

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
April 21, 2001 - April 21, 2001 (1 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - attend Barksdale air show and tour facility
Total Cost - $1,004.75

HAGEL, CHARLES T - Republican Party
March 18, 2004 - March 18, 2004 (1 days)
Omaha, NE
Purpose - fact-finding and remarks at event
Total Cost - $635.20

HUTCHISON, KAY BAILEY - Republican Party
July 18, 2003 - July 18, 2003 (1 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Serve as sponsor for the christening of the USS San Antonio
Total Cost - $275.33

LOTT, TRENT - Republican Party
February 13, 2004 - February 14, 2004 (2 days)
Pascagoula, MS
Purpose -
Total Cost - $602.50

DICKS, NORM D - Democratic Party
November 10, 2004 - November 15, 2004 (6 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Palmdale, CA for briefings on B-2 program, Global Hawk E10 program - Space Park - El Segundo for briefings on classified programs
Total Cost - $1,234.65

SESSIONS, JEFFERSON B - Republican Party
June 27, 2005 - June 27, 2005 (1 days)
Huntsville, AL
Purpose - Ground breaking ceremony for Northrop Grumman facility in Huntsville
Total Cost - $580.00

SESSIONS, JEFFERSON B - Republican Party
October 24, 2005 - October 24, 2005 (1 days)
Mobile, AL
Purpose - Ground-breaking ceremony for Northrop Grumman facility in Alabama
Total Cost - $580.00

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.