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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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Washington Office on Latin America - $19,547.62 spent on 10 trips
100.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
0.0% spent on Republican Party

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
February 20, 2000 - February 24, 2000 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - fact-finding trip to evaluate the impact of the US Embargo on the people of Cuba
Total Cost - $2,411.62

MCGOVERN, JAMES P - Democratic Party
April 15, 2000 - April 20, 2000 (6 days)
Cuba
Purpose - Fact-finding. To facilitate education and cultural exchanges between Massachusetts universities and Cuban counterparts
Total Cost - $2,150.00

MCGOVERN, JAMES P - Democratic Party
February 16, 2001 - February 22, 2001 (7 days)
Colombia
Purpose - fact finding delegation
Total Cost - $1,930.76

MCGOVERN, JAMES P - Democratic Party
February 14, 2003 - February 20, 2003 (7 days)
Colombia
Purpose - Fact-finding delegation
Total Cost - $2,656.48

MCGOVERN, JAMES P - Democratic Party
February 17, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (5 days)
Colombia
Purpose - fact-finding delegation to Colombia
Total Cost - $2,145.88

MCNULTY, MICHAEL R - Democratic Party
February 20, 2000 - February 24, 2000 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Educational fact-finding trip to Cuba
Total Cost - $1,806.17

MOAKLEY, JOE - Democratic Party
April 15, 2000 - April 19, 2000 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - creating dialogue and exchanges between education leaders Massachusetts and Cuba
Total Cost - $1,792.00

SCHAKOWSKY, JANICE D - Democratic Party
February 16, 2001 - February 22, 2001 (7 days)
Colombia
Purpose - fact finding delegation to Colombia
Total Cost - $1,930.76

SOLIS, HILDA - Democratic Party
October 10, 2003 - October 13, 2003 (4 days)
El Paso, TX
Purpose - Fact-finding mission
Total Cost - $1,280.38

GUTIERREZ, LUIS V - Democratic Party
October 11, 2003 - October 13, 2003 (3 days)
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Co-sponsor(s): Latin American Working Group
Purpose - Fact finding mission regarding Ciudad Juarez murders
Total Cost - $1,443.57

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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

  • 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.