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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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Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, Inc. - $51,063.43 spent on 10 trips
81.5% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
18.5% spent on Republican Party

ENGEL, ELIOT - Democratic Party
August 17, 2003 - August 22, 2003 (6 days)
London, England - Israel
Purpose - Participate in meetings with elected and community leaders
Total Cost - $7,441.20

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
August 17, 2003 - August 22, 2003 (6 days)
Israel
Purpose - Fact-finding
Total Cost - $4,596.90

NADLER, JERROLD LEWIS - Democratic Party
January 8, 2001 - January 12, 2001 (5 days)
Israel
Co-sponsor(s): United Jewish Appeal
Purpose - Fact finding
Total Cost - $3,320.00

WEINER, ANTHONY D - Democratic Party
August 17, 2003 - August 22, 2003 (6 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $4,510.90

MIKULSKI, BARBARA - Democratic Party
February 8, 2003 - February 9, 2003 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - To give a speech
Total Cost - $337.54

CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM - Democratic Party
February 22, 2002 - February 24, 2002 (3 days)
Israel
Purpose - fact-finding travel
Total Cost - $3,392.89

SCHUMER, CHARLES E - Democratic Party
July 7, 2001 - July 10, 2001 (4 days)
Israel
Purpose - Meetings with Israeli leaders
Total Cost - $12,198.00

CAPUANO, MICHAEL EVERETT - Democratic Party
January 9, 2005 - January 18, 2005 (10 days)
Israel
Purpose - Educational
Total Cost - $5,810.40

KLINE, JOHN P - Republican Party
January 11, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (6 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - Meetings with foreign leaders, fact-finding missions
Total Cost - $4,727.80

KENNEDY, MARK RAYMOND - Republican Party
January 11, 2004 - January 15, 2004 (5 days)
Israel
Purpose - Fact finding - learning viable information regarding homeland security, international relations, US - Israel relations
Total Cost - $4,727.80

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.