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American RadioWorks |
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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

Sallie Mae Inc


Total cost of 15 trips: $15,204.68


Traveler: Mary Ellen Ardouny (from the office of William Clay)
Destination: PANAMA CITY, FL
Purpose: TOUR OF SALLIE MAE STUDENT LOAN PROCESSING FACILITY
Date: Feb 7, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $833.80
source

Traveler: Charles Barone (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: WILKESBARRE, PENNSYLVANIA
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT STUDENT LOAN SERVICING
Date: Jun 16, 2000
Expense: $869.03
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Traveler: George Miller (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: WILKESBARRE, PENNSYLVANIA
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT STUDENT LOAN SERVICING
Date: Jun 16, 2000
Expense: $869.03
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Traveler: Todd Harper (from the office of Paul Kanjorski)
Destination: WILKES BARRE
Purpose: SUBSTANTIVE PARTICIPATION AT EVENT AT SALLIE MAE PROCESSING FACILITY IN WILKES-BARRE
Date: Nov 28, 2000
Expense: $1,733.00
source

Traveler: Robert Cochran (from the office of Howard Mckeon)
Destination: LAGUNA BEACH, CA
Purpose: SPEECH TO FINANCIAL AID DIRECTORS
Date: Jan 13, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Traveler: Hillary Clinton (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: WHITE PLAINS, NY TO ROCHESTER NY TO LAGUARDIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRAVEL
Date: Feb 21, 2002
Expense: $1,117.50
source

Traveler: Huma Abedin (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: WHITE PLAINS, NY TO ROCHESTER TO LAGUARDIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Feb 21, 2002
Expense: $1,117.50
source

Traveler: Kris Balderston (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: ROCHESTER NY
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIPS
Date: Feb 21, 2002
Expense: $940.50
source

Traveler: Dale Kildee (from the office of Dale Kildee)
Destination: ARRIVED EVENING OF 1/12/03, SPEECH TO CONFERENCE 1/13/2003
Purpose: SPEECH BEFORE CONFERENCE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID DIRECTORS
Date: Jan 12, 2003
Expense: $540.25
source

Traveler: Robert Cochran (from the office of Howard Mckeon)
Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Purpose: CONFERENCE SPEAKER ON HIGHER ED ISSUES
Date: Jan 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $612.00
source

Traveler: James Kvaal (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: PALM BEACH FL
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $580.00
source

Traveler: John Boehner (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Purpose: REMARKS TO THE SM BOARD AND CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS
Date: Jan 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,445.40
source

Traveler: Sally Lovejoy (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: MIAMI
Purpose:
Date: Feb 1, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $460.00
source

Traveler: John Lawrence (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: MIAMI
Purpose: TO ADDRESS A MEETING OF HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCING REPRESENTATIVES.
Date: Feb 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,453.13
source

Traveler: Paula Nowakowski (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: SAN DIEGO
Purpose: SPEAKER AT FORUM ON FINANCIAL AID
Date: Feb 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,533.54
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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.