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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.

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Trips sponsored by

Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle


Total cost of 21 trips: $45,549.66


Traveler: John Phillips (from the office of John Kerry)
Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK HOUSING AND SMALL BUSINESS LENDING INITIATIVES
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $998.00
source

Traveler: Greg Davis (from the office of Charles Gonzalez)
Destination: SEATTLE TO SF
Purpose: FACT FINDING - FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK SYSTEM
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $754.14
source

Traveler: Roelof Vander Lugt (from the office of Jay Inslee)
Destination: TRAVEL DAY AUG. 30, 2000, SEMINAR AUG. 31 & SEPT 1. TRAVEL DAY SEPT. 2, 2000
Purpose: SEMINAR OF THE HOME LOAN BANK SYSTEM & GSE'S
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $991.20
source

Traveler: Ashley Cohen (from the office of Jennifer Dunn)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: BANKING SEMINAR
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $891.00
source

Traveler: Daniel Arlhetz (from the office of Lee Terry)
Destination: STAFF BRIEFING THRS. AUG 31 / TOUR OF REDEVELOPED HOMES ON FRIDAY SEPT. 1
Purpose: STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,273.20
source

Traveler: James Datri (from the office of Robert Menendez)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING: TO SEE FIRST-HAND THE OPERATIONS OF THE HOME LOAN BANK; MEET WITH BANK OFFICIALS & STAFF; AND VISIT BANK-BACKED HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,820.95
source

Traveler: Heather Mchugh (from the office of Nydia Velazquez)
Destination: FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK (FHLB) CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Purpose: FHLB CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $831.14
source

Traveler: Richard Baker (from the office of Richard Baker)
Destination: SEATTLE
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 31, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,265.00
source

Traveler: Vergil Cabasco (from the office of Jennifer Dunn)
Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 26, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $1,318.60
source

Traveler: Phoebe Riner (from the office of Evan Bayh)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK OF SEATTLE'S CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Aug 28, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,143.00
source

Traveler: James Conzelman (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC R/T TO KONA, HI
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 5, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $7,397.01
source

Traveler: Richard Baker (from the office of Richard Baker)
Destination: DCA-KONA-BTR
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT VARIOUS MEETINGS AT THEIR CONFERENCE AND REVIEWED HOUSING ISSUES
Date: Apr 6, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $9,311.84
source

Traveler: Paul Sawyer (from the office of Richard Baker)
Destination: KONA, HAWAII
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, DISCUSSION OF FHLB REGULATION, AFFORDABLE HOUSING TOUR
Date: Apr 6, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $4,008.87
source

Traveler: Bryan Corbett (from the office of Richard Shelby)
Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BANKS STRUCTURE AND THE REGULATORY ISSUES CONTRUCTING THE BANKS AS THE COMMITTEE CONSIDERS CREATIONS A NEW REBULATOR
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,494.75
source

Traveler: Leslie Woolley (from the office of Zell Miller)
Destination: SEATTLE
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,598.75
source

Traveler: C Scott Canady (from the office of Richard Baker)
Destination: SEATTLE
Purpose: MEET WITH BANK STAFF AND ATTEND SEMINARS DISCUSSING THE BANK SYSTEM AND PROPOSALS TO ALTER THE SYSTEM'S REGULATOR.
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,291.96
source

Traveler: Kevin Macmillan (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINARE
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,311.05
source

Traveler: Vergil Cabasco (from the office of Jennifer Dunn)
Destination: SEATTLE
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,471.76
source

Traveler: Emily Pfeiffer (from the office of Michael Castle)
Destination: DC TO SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,572.95
source

Traveler: Aysha House-Moshi (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: SEATTLE
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL BRIEFING ON THE FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK AND THE HISTORY OF THE GOVERNMENT SPONSORED ENTERPRISES.
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,551.94
source

Traveler: Roelof Van Der Lugt (from the office of Jay Inslee)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR-SECONDARY MORTGAGE MARKET
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $252.55
source



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.