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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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Total cost of 7 trips: $5,705.32


Traveler: Maurice Hinchey (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: MADISON, WISCONSIN
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDIA REFORM.
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $814.22
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Traveler: Bernard Sanders (from the office of Bernard Sanders)
Destination: CHICAGO - O'HARA - MADISON, WI - BURLINGTON, VT
Purpose: TO SPEAK AND PARTICIPATE ON PANELS AT THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDIA REFORM IN MADISON, WI.
Date: Nov 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $898.00
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Traveler: Louise Mcintosh Slaughter (from the office of Louise Mcintosh Slaughter)
Destination: ROCHESTER, NY - NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: PLENARY SESSION
Date: May 26, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,497.81
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Traveler: Maurice Hinchey (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR MEDIA REFORM
Date: May 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $478.90
source

Traveler: Diane Watson (from the office of Diane Watson)
Destination: ST. LOUIS, MO
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDIA REFORM
Date: May 13, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $760.94
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Traveler: Shawn Chang (from the office of Diane Watson)
Destination: ST. LOUIS, MO
Purpose: NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDIA REFORM
Date: May 13, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $636.05
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Traveler: Bernard Sanders (from the office of Bernard Sanders)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI-BURLINGTON, VT
Purpose: SPEAKER, NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR MEDIA REFORM
Date: May 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $619.40
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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.