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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.

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Chicago Council on Foreign Relations - $13,892.46 spent on 6 trips
79.2% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
20.8% spent on Republican Party

DURBIN, RICHARD J - Democratic Party
November 20, 2002 - November 24, 2002 (5 days)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Purpose - Attended 2002 Atlantic Conference
Total Cost -

HAGEL, CHARLES T - Republican Party
December 16, 2002 - December 16, 2002 (1 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Speech to members
Total Cost - $995.06

COLLINS, SUSAN M - Republican Party
November 9, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (6 days)
Cape Town, South Africa
Co-sponsor(s): South African Institute for Int'l Affairs
Purpose - Conference on International Affairs and Fact Finding Trip
Total Cost - $1,653.00

LEACH, JAMES A - Republican Party
June 6, 2004 - June 7, 2004 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Keynote speaker at a conference on "Chicago as a Global Financial Center"
Total Cost - $245.40

DURBIN, RICHARD J - Democratic Party
November 9, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (6 days)
Cape Town, South Africa
Co-sponsor(s): South African Institute for Int'l Affairs
Purpose - Participate in a conference on international affairs and fact finding trip
Total Cost -

LEE, BARBARA - Democratic Party
November 9, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (6 days)
Cape Town, South Africa
Co-sponsor(s): South African Institute for Int'l Affairs
Purpose - Conference participant at the Transatlantic conference of 2004
Total Cost - $10,999.00

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.