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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 by*

Pete Filon


Total cost of 10 trips: $13,501.78


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination: SILICON VALLEY, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: SITE VISIT
Date: Aug 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,714.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND INT'L CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,405.22
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: ATTEND CONVENTION
Date: Mar 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,066.40
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL CONVENTION & INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,346.62
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: SITE VISIT TO VIEW DEMO OF VOIP AND IPTV TECHNOLOGY
Date: Apr 29, 2005
Expense: $474.21
source


Trips traveled under the office of John Dingell

Destination: DTW
Sponsor: Northwest Airlines Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING NEW AIRPORT TERMINAL
Date: Apr 17, 2001
Expense: $643.50
source

Destination: DTW
Sponsor: Northwest Airlines Corporation
Purpose: REVIEW SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS AND OTHER PREPARATIONS FOR THE OPENING OF A NEW TERMINAL AT DTW
Date: Jan 28, 2002
Expense: $521.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of W.J. Tauzin

Destination: OREGON (VARIOUS SITES)
Sponsor: Foundation for Rural Service
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SITE VISITS RE: TELECOM ISSUES
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,165.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH CABLE INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,650.75
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND TRADE SHOW
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,515.08
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Pete Filon.


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.