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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 by*

Michael Castellano


Total cost of 8 trips: $18,469.97


Trips traveled under the office of Sander Levin

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACTFINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $3,950.00
source

Destination: CAMBODIA
Sponsor: Cambodia Development Resource Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 13, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $1,002.60
source

Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Sponsor: National Foreign Trade Council
Purpose: NFTC SPRING TAX COMMITTEE MEETING
Date: Apr 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,560.29
source

Destination: ZURICH-GENEVA
Sponsor: Business Roundtable
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN WTO MEETINGS
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $6,596.70
source

Destination: DETROIT
Sponsor: MOTOR AND EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS ASSOC
Purpose: TO ATTEND AND SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 1, 2003
Expense: $1,022.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN WORKSHOP ON HEALTH CARE
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $435.00
source

Destination: JFK-CASABLANCA, MOROCCO-TANGIER-CASABLANCA-JFK
Sponsor: TANGIER AMERICAN LEGATION MUSEUM SOCIETY
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN US-MOROCCO FTA SEMINAR
Date: Apr 6, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $1,131.10
source

Destination: BOSTON-CARTAGENA-BOGATA-WASH, DC
Sponsor: US-Colombia Business Partnership
Purpose: STAFF STUDY MISSION TO BETTER UNDERSTAND ISSUES OF CONCERN IN U.S.-COLOMBIA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Aug 15, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,772.28
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Michael Castellano.


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.