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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.

Recent Posts

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Trips sponsored by

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars


Total cost of 10 trips: $4,653.75


Traveler: Lance Walker (from the office of Jeff Flake)
Destination: AIRLIE, A CONFERENCE CENTER IN WARRENTON, VIRGINIA
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP WAS TO "KICK OFF" AN ONGOING CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FORUM ON AFRICA RELATED ISSUES. THE STAFF GROUP WAS BI-CAMERAL AND BI-PARTISAN
Date: Jun 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $261.25
source

Traveler: Jennifer Keaton (from the office of Carolyn Maloney)
Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Purpose: THE PROGRAM WAS DESIGNED TO EDUCATE CONGRESSIONAL STAFFERS ABOUT AFRICAN ISSUES INCLUDING HIV/AIDS, TRADE, AND SECURITY
Date: Jun 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $562.50
source

Traveler: Jayme White (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO WARRENTON, VA
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHALLENGES THAT CONFRONT AFRICA
Date: Jun 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $562.50
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Traveler: Kira Maas (from the office of Silvestre Reyes)
Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FORUM
Date: Jun 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $522.50
source

Traveler: Mischa Thompson (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Purpose: FORUM
Date: Jun 19, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $522.50
source

Traveler: Samantha Stockman (from the office of Frank Wolf)
Destination: AIRLIE CONFERENCE CENTER, WARRENTON, VA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FORUM ON AFRICA
Date: Jun 19, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $302.50
source

Traveler: Shannon Smith (from the office of Richard Durbin)
Destination: AIRLIE, VA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FORUM ON AFRICA
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $500.00
source

Traveler: Alexis Brandt (from the office of Steny Hoyer)
Destination: WARRENTON, VIRGINIA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FORUM ON AFRICA
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $460.00
source

Traveler: Geoff Plague (from the office of Steny Hoyer)
Destination: AIRLIE CENTER, VA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FORUM ON AFRICA
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $460.00
source

Traveler: Bill Harper (from the office of Betty Mccollum)
Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FORUM RETREAT ON AFRICA
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $500.00
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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.