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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.

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Trips sponsored by

Providian Financial Corporation


Total cost of 12 trips: $26,858.43


Traveler: Glen Tait (from the office of Michael Crapo)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Purpose: CREDIT CARD BANKING COMMITTEE ISSUES
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,487.00
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Traveler: Greg Davis (from the office of Charles Gonzalez)
Destination:
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,763.43
source

Traveler: Lisa Mortier (from the office of Richard Baker)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE CREDIT CARD INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,717.00
source

Traveler: Kerry Ann Hickey (from the office of Peter King)
Destination:
Purpose:
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,694.00
source

Traveler: Sean Petersen (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination:
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,044.00
source

Traveler: Kevin Casey (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination:
Purpose: BUSINESS - LEARN ABOUT CREDIT CARD INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $2,178.00
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Traveler: Elan Liang (from the office of Pete Sessions)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT FINANCIAL SERVICES & CREDIT CARD OPERATIONS
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,140.00
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Traveler: Steve Patterson (from the office of Jim Bunning)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Purpose: U.S.A. PROVIDING FINANCIAL CORP'S HANDYWORKERS AND LOGIN ABOUT THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,275.00
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Traveler: Mike Mckay (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: NEW YORK -PHOENIX, AZ-SAN FRANCISCO-ST. LOUIS-NYC/KENNEDY
Purpose: FACT-FINDING - EDUCATIONAL ISSUES.
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,140.00
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Traveler: Donald Auerbach (from the office of Carolyn Maloney)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Purpose:
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,140.00
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Traveler: Thomas Mcdaniels (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: ST LOUIS TO SAN FRANCISCO
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON CREDIT/BANKING ISSUES
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,140.00
source

Traveler: Sandy Sussman (from the office of Frank Mascara)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO - PROVIDRAN TRIP
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT THE CREDIT CARD INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,140.00
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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.