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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

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  • 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?
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Trips sponsored by

Council of Federal Home Loan Banks


Total cost of 21 trips: $21,736.78


Traveler: Shana Jones (from the office of Bob Riley)
Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Purpose: FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK SEMINAR
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,193.02
source

Traveler: Adam Magary (from the office of Donald Manzullo)
Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Purpose: BANKING CONFERENCE AND TOUR OF FEDERAL HOUSING PROGRAM
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $811.14
source

Traveler: Michael Ferrell (from the office of Rick Hill)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $987.26
source

Traveler: Rodney Pulliam (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: DC NATIONAL-SEATTLE
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $853.20
source

Traveler: Todd Harper (from the office of Paul Kanjorski)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: SPEAK AT & PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,546.40
source

Traveler: Sarah Dumont (from the office of Bill Mccollum)
Destination: SEATTLE
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT THE FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK SYSTEM
Date: Aug 31, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,272.14
source

Traveler: Becky Fast (from the office of Dennis Moore)
Destination: DENVER, CO
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
Date: May 31, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,015.04
source

Traveler: Jeff Forrest (from the office of Michael Castle)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: SEMINAR ON FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES
Date: Aug 29, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $920.00
source

Traveler: Alfred Garesche (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 29, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $957.98
source

Traveler: Todd Harper (from the office of Paul Kanjorski)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BOSTON, MA
Purpose: SPEAKER AT AND PARTICIPANT IN FHLBANK CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 29, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,021.90
source

Traveler: Nigel De Caster (from the office of Larry Craig)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR ON FEDERAL HOUSING PROGRAMS
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,010.26
source

Traveler: Amy Porter (from the office of Edward Royce)
Destination:
Purpose: TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE ON THE FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK SYSTEM
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $744.04
source

Traveler: Kevin Casey (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: BOS
Purpose: EDUCATION ON FED HOME LOAN BANK
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,215.63
source

Traveler: Carter Mcdowell (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: DROVE FROM HOME IN VA, TO BOSTON (THROUGH NYC)
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR 2001
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,032.75
source

Traveler: Scott Keefer (from the office of Harold Ford)
Destination: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL - EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $957.98
source

Traveler: Kerry Mcginn (from the office of Stephen Lynch)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,179.22
source

Traveler: Chris Goldfarb (from the office of Julia Carson)
Destination:
Purpose: FHLB LEGISLATIVE WORKSHOP
Date: Jul 31, 2004
Expense: $136.72
source

Traveler: John Mcdonald (from the office of Peter Hoekstra)
Destination: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Purpose: FHLBI LEGISLATIVE WORKSHOP
Date: Aug 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,311.57
source

Traveler: Debra Marshall (from the office of Fred Upton)
Destination: INDIANAPOLIS IN
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT HOUSING PROGRAMS FOR LOW INCOME & DISADVENTAGED
Date: Aug 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $658.57
source

Traveler: Janet Worthington (from the office of Doug Ose)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-SEATTLE, VA
Purpose: STUDY, EXAMINE AND LEARN ABOUT LEGISLATION ON THE RESTRUCTURING OF THE GSE'S AS WELL AS BANKING, HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ISSUES
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,601.96
source

Traveler: Alfred Garesche (from the office of Elizabeth Dole)
Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Purpose: WINTER CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,310.00
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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.