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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

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  • 06.17.15

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  • 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

United States-Asia Foundation - $113,757.57 spent on 7 trips
43.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
56.1% spent on Republican Party

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 27, 2003 (5 days)
Shijiazhuang, China - Beijing, China
Purpose - Fact finding, build computer facilities
Total Cost - $19,123.00

MOORE, DENNIS - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 28, 2003 (6 days)
Beijing, China - Shijiazhuang, China - Xibaipo, China - Beijing, China
Purpose - Meet with Chinese officials, build a computer lab in Xibaipo
Total Cost - $19,805.55

SESSIONS, PETE - Republican Party
May 24, 2002 - May 29, 2002 (6 days)
China
Purpose - to facilitate mutual understanding and improved bilateral relations with China
Total Cost - $18,465.74

SHIMKUS, JOHN M - Republican Party
October 23, 2003 - October 27, 2003 (5 days)
Beijing, China
Purpose - Fact-finding trip and to build a one room computer school
Total Cost - $19,201.65

SIMMONS, ROB - Republican Party
October 22, 2003 - October 28, 2003 (7 days)
China - Shijiazhuang, China - Xibaipo, China - Beijing, China - Badaling, China
Purpose - Meet with Chinese government officials, build computer lab in rural community
Total Cost - $16,724.99

TURNER, JAMES (JIM)WILLIAM - Democratic Party
May 24, 2002 - May 28, 2002 (5 days)
Beijing, China - Zunhua, China
Purpose - to facilitate mutual understanding and improved bilateral relations with China
Total Cost - $10,976.64

THOMAS, CRAIG - Republican Party
March 23, 2002 - March 30, 2002 (8 days)
Ankara, Turkey - Cappadocia, Turkey - Istanbul, Turkey
Purpose -
Total Cost - $9,460.00

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.