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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

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Trips sponsored by

American Academy of Actuaries


Total cost of 10 trips: $17,681.80


Traveler: Stephen Bailey (from the office of Kent Conrad)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: DISCUSSIONS WITH INSURANCE INDUSTRY LEADERS AND THE NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
Date: May 3, 2002
Expense: $415.00
source

Traveler: Joshua Saltzman (from the office of Edward Royce)
Destination: MET WITH AMERICAN ACAD. OF ACTUARIES AND NY STATE INSURANCE COMM.
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT TERRORISM INSURANCE, OPTIONAL FEDERAL CHARTER, & C.
Date: May 3, 2002
Expense: $935.00
source

Traveler: R Kevin Cain (from the office of Johnny Isakson)
Destination: LUNCH WITH ACTVARIES, PRESENTATIONS ON INSURANCE COVERAGE, BRIEFING BY N.Y INSVANA OFFICE
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF FEDERAL CHARTER PROPOSALS AND TERRORISM INSURANCE COVERAGE
Date: May 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $935.00
source

Traveler: Kevin Casey (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: NYC
Purpose: ISSUES BRIEFING FOR FIN SERVICES STAFF ON ACTUARY/ACCOUNTING ISSUES
Date: May 3, 2002
Expense: $935.00
source

Traveler: Donald Auerbach (from the office of Carolyn Maloney)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: POLICY SESSIONS WITH ACTUARIES AND NEW YORK STATE INSURANCE COMM.
Date: May 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $935.00
source

Traveler: Patrice Willoughby (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATION CONCERNING THE ROLE OF ACTUARIES, TERRORISM INSURANCE COVERAGE, AND ASSESSING RISK IN THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY
Date: May 3, 2002
Expense: $935.00
source

Traveler: Todd Harper (from the office of Paul Kanjorski)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFINGS ON INSURANCE AND ACTUARIAL ISSUES
Date: May 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $935.00
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Macdonald (from the office of Blanche Lincoln)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: TO DISCUSS INSURANCE RISK AND FEDERAL POLICY ISSUES RELATED TO HEALTH INSURANCE
Date: Dec 13, 2002
Expense: $975.00
source

Traveler: Lori Neal (from the office of Blanche Lincoln)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT INSURANCE AS IT RELATES TO HEALTH CARE POLICY
Date: Dec 13, 2002
Expense: $975.00
source

Traveler: Don Nickles (from the office of Don Nickles)
Destination: HAWAII
Purpose: SEMINAR AND CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 17, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $9,706.80
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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.