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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

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Trips sponsored by

American Legacy Foundation


Total cost of 20 trips: $20,668.06


Traveler: Joyce Postell (from the office of Kendrick Meek)
Destination: MIAMI
Purpose: ATTENDED THE TRI-CAUCUS HEALTH SUMMIT ON RACIAL AND ETHNIC HEALTH DISPARITIES
Date: Jul 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $938.26
source

Traveler: Michael Honda (from the office of Michael Honda)
Destination: MIAMI, FL
Purpose: CONDUCT TRI-CAUCUS HEALTH FORUM IN MIAMI, FLD.
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $892.94
source

Traveler: Luis Gutierrez (from the office of Luis Gutierrez)
Destination: MIAMI
Purpose: TRI CAUCUS MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT-PARTICIPANT
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,176.07
source

Traveler: Gregory Meeks (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Purpose: TRI-CAUCUS MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,500.94
source

Traveler: Frances Diaz (from the office of Madeleine Bordallo)
Destination: MIAMI, FL
Purpose: HEALTH SUMMIT ON RACIAL & ETHNIC MINORITIES
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,260.70
source

Traveler: Sam Farr (from the office of Sam Farr)
Destination: MIAMI, FL
Purpose: MEMBERS OF THE CBC, CHC, AND CAPAC MET TO DISCUSS MINORITY HEALTH ISSUES
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $436.74
source

Traveler: Sheila Jackson Lee (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: MIAMI
Purpose: TRI-CAUCUS MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,402.72
source

Traveler: Donna Christian-Christensen (from the office of Donna Christian-Christensen)
Destination: MIAMI
Purpose: TRI CAUCUS MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,186.73
source

Traveler: Albert Wynn (from the office of Albert Wynn)
Destination: MIAMI
Purpose: TRI-CAUCUS MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,063.94
source

Traveler: Laverne Alexander (from the office of Donald Payne)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO MIAMI, FLORIDA
Purpose: TRI-CAUCUS MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,130.81
source

Traveler: Saul Pena (from the office of Ciro Rodriguez)
Destination: MIAMI TO DC
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH FORUM
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $868.03
source

Traveler: Jennifer Grodsky (from the office of Hilda Solis)
Destination: MIAMI, FL
Purpose: FORUM ON RACIAL AND ETHNIC HEALTH DISPARITIES
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $968.03
source

Traveler: Paul Brathwaite (from the office of Elijah Cummings)
Destination: MIAMI, FL
Purpose: MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT
Date: Jul 10, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $863.09
source

Traveler: James Clyburn (from the office of James Clyburn)
Destination: MIAMI, FL
Purpose: ATTEND CONGRESSIONAL SUMMIT ON HEALTH DISPARITIES
Date: Jul 10, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,219.07
source

Traveler: Kendrick Meek (from the office of Kendrick Meek)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-CHICAGO, IL-NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN 3RD ANNUAL TRI-CAUCUS HEALTH FORUM
Date: Jul 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $821.20
source

Traveler: Julia Carson (from the office of Julia Carson)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - CHICAGO - INDIANAPOLIS
Purpose: MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT - TO PROMOTE MINORITY HEALTH
Date: Jul 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $685.31
source

Traveler: Adairius Gardner (from the office of Julia Carson)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - CHICAGO - INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Purpose: MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT - TO PROMOTE MINORITY HEALTH
Date: Jul 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $685.31
source

Traveler: Madeleine Bordallo (from the office of Madeleine Bordallo)
Destination: HOUSTON-CHICAGO; CHICAGO-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: A MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT THAT HIGHLIGHTED IMPORTANT HEALTH ISSUES FACING MINORITY COMMUNITIES TODAY
Date: Jul 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,392.06
source

Traveler: Jewel James (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: TRI-CAUCUS HEALTH SUMMIT TO DISCUSS DISPARITIES IN HEALTHCARE AND ACCESS TO CARE.
Date: Jul 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,158.12
source

Traveler: Paul Brathwaite (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Purpose: HEALTH SUMMIT TO DISCUSS PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS RELATED TO DISPARTIES IN HEALTH CARE.
Date: Jul 23, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,017.99
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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.