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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

Amgen Inc


Total cost of 9 trips: $18,767.67


Traveler: Sarah Walter (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - THOUSAND OAKS, CA
Purpose: TOUR AMGEN FACILITIES
Date: Oct 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $3,020.00
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Traveler: Kim Zimmerman (from the office of Ben Nelson)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: TO MEET WITH AMGEN OFFICIALS TO LEARN ABOUT THEIR PHARMACEUTICALS
Date: Aug 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,009.41
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Traveler: Pat Bousliman (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: VISIT TO AMGEN'S SEATTLE FACILITY. TRIP WILL INCLUDE DISCUSSION OF MEDICARE PAYMENT FOR RENAL DIALYSIS AS WELL AS ISSUES SURROUNDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF BIOTECH INDUSTRY IN THE STATE OF MONTANA
Date: Aug 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,525.00
source

Traveler: Brian Nagle (from the office of Ernest Hollings)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: TO STUDY THE IMPACT OF FEDERAL POLICIES ON THE BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY AND DIALYSIS TREATMENT CENTERS
Date: Aug 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,990.26
source

Traveler: Kaitlin Mccolgan (from the office of Michael Capuano)
Destination: SEATTLE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,992.91
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Traveler: Karlin Mcneill (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: CONGRESSIONAL TRIP TO AMGEN HELIX FRESLIH SOCIATY WA
Purpose: TOUR OF AMGEN FACILITY AND DIALYSIS CLINIC
Date: Aug 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,915.62
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Traveler: Matt Sulkala (from the office of F. Allen Boyd)
Destination: NEW YORK-SEATTLE-DCA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 8, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,395.18
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Traveler: Nicholas Shipley (from the office of Jay Inslee)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-SEATTLE, WA (ROUND TRIP)
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION REGARDING HEALTH CARE, COSTS, AND DIABETES TREATMENT
Date: Aug 8, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,133.13
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Traveler: Jaime Herrera (from the office of Cathy Mcmorris)
Destination: DCA REAGAN NATIONAL TO SEATTLE, WA SEATTLE TO SPOKANE (WA)
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING TRIP TO AMGEN HELIX FACILITY AND TO NORTH WEST KIDNEY CENTER TO LEARN ABOUT THE ROLE AMGEN IN PLAYING IN PRODUCING BIOTECH MEDICATION FOR THINGS LIKE KIDNEY FAILURE
Date: Aug 8, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,786.16
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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.