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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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Trips sponsored by

American College of Surgeons


Total cost of 14 trips: $10,610.38


Traveler: Morna Miller (from the office of Sander Levin)
Destination: DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Purpose: DAY IN SURGERY PROGRAM
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $581.00
source

Traveler: Michael Hacker (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination: DETROIT, MI
Purpose: OBSERVE MEDICAL CARE AT DETROIT AREA HOSPITALS
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $575.00
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Traveler: Maria Castillo (from the office of Shelley Berkley)
Destination: ST. MARY'S MEDICAL CENTER, RICHMOND, VA
Purpose: TO VISIT THE OPERATING ROOM AT ST. MARY'S TO LEARN FIRST-HAND ABOUT SURGERY, PATIENT CARE, SURGICAL TRAINING, AND MEDICARE REIMBURSEMENT ISSUES.
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $270.00
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Traveler: Michael Hacker (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination:
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 18, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $810.00
source

Traveler: Lisa Kidder (from the office of Larry Craig)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: ALLOW STAFF TO EXPERIENCE DAILY LIFE OF SURGICAL RESIDENTS AND LEARN ISSUES IMPORTANT TO MEDICAL COMMUNITY
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Traveler: Sara Traigle (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: MEDICAL EDUCATION - OSCHNER MEDICAL CENTER
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
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Traveler: Thomas Super (from the office of John Warner)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Purpose: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS "DAY OF SURGERY"
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Traveler: Katie Murtha (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: A DAY OBSERVING SURGERY
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Traveler: Denise Giuliano (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: FACT FINDING-OBSERVING SURGERY MEETING WITH DOCTORS & RESIDENT
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
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Traveler: Jim Greenwood (from the office of Jim Greenwood)
Destination:
Purpose: LUNCHEON SPEAKER AT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS ANNUAL MEETING.
Date: Aug 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $325.91
source

Traveler: Bill Frist (from the office of Bill Frist)
Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $677.48
source

Traveler: Robert Herriott (from the office of Phil Gingrey)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: CONFERENCE-MEMBER SPEECH
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $812.64
source

Traveler: Michael Burgess (from the office of Michael Burgess)
Destination: CHICAGO
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS' BOARD OF GOVERNORS ON HEALTH POLICY
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,001.95
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Traveler: Barry Brown (from the office of Michael Burgess)
Destination: CHICAGO
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT HEALTH POLICY DOCUMENTS
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $806.40
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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.