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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

University of Illinois


Total cost of 9 trips: $11,666.55


Traveler: Anne Marie Murphy (from the office of Richard Durbin)
Destination: UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-CHICAGO
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Feb 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $934.43
source

Traveler: Jim Mcdermott (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: ORD
Purpose: ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR, REUNION WEEKEND 2000 GALA
Date: Sep 15, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,371.00
source

Traveler: Adam Magary (from the office of Donald Manzullo)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM/SEMINAR
Date: Feb 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $807.43
source

Traveler: Jennifer Myers (from the office of Ray Lahood)
Destination: CHICAGO
Purpose: UIC - PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Date: Feb 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,013.43
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Traveler: Michelle Yahng (from the office of John Shimkus)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: EDUCATION OF MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Date: Feb 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,009.43
source

Traveler: Joseph Leventhal (from the office of Timothy Johnson)
Destination: MEDICAL EDUCATION
Purpose: MEDICAL EDUCATION
Date: Feb 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $851.93
source

Traveler: Jim Mcdermott (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE CONVOCATION SPEECH
Date: May 4, 2001
Expense: $0.00
source

Traveler: Paul Sarbanes (from the office of Paul Sarbanes)
Destination: CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS
Purpose: TO DELIVER THE PAUL DOUGLAS LECTURE
Date: Feb 17, 2004
Expense: $2,199.00
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Traveler: Bernard Sanders (from the office of Bernard Sanders)
Destination: NEW YORK - CHAMPAIGN, IL - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: SPEAKER, MEDIA REFORM CONFERENCE
Date: May 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $479.90
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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?

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  • 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.