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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

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    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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American Jewish Committee - $61,217.50 spent on 6 trips
38.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
61.1% spent on Republican Party

KIRK, MARK STEVEN - Republican Party
November 17, 2001 - November 25, 2001 (9 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Jerusalem, Israel - Haifa, Israel - Amman, Jordan
Co-sponsor(s): Project Interchange
Purpose - observe and study Israeli defense situation and meet with Israeli and Jordanian officials
Total Cost - $12,766.00

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Amman, Jordan - Tel Aviv, Israel
Co-sponsor(s): Project Interchange
Purpose - Educational seminars in Jordan & Israel
Total Cost - $6,461.75

CHABOT, STEVE - Republican Party
November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Amman, Jordan - Tel Aviv, Israel
Co-sponsor(s): Project Interchange
Purpose - Educational seminar in Jordan and Israel
Total Cost - $12,564.50

STRICKLAND, TED - Democratic Party
November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Amman, Jordan - Tel Aviv, Israel
Co-sponsor(s): Project Interchange
Purpose - Educational seminar in Jordan and Israel
Total Cost - $6,467.75

ROS-LEHTINEN, ILEANA - Republican Party
November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Amman, Jordan - Tel Aviv, Israel
Co-sponsor(s): Project Interchange
Purpose - Educational seminar in Jordan and Israel
Total Cost - $12,051.50

GUTIERREZ, LUIS V - Democratic Party
November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Amman, Jordan - Tel Aviv, Israel
Co-sponsor(s): Project Interchange
Purpose - Educational seminars and meeting in Jordan and Israel
Total Cost - $10,906.00

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.