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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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    Learning from Video Games

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Trips by*

Deana Funderburk


Total cost of 10 trips: $27,150.74


Trips traveled under the office of Tom Delay

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: Association for Manufacturing Technology
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Sep 8, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $594.92
source

Destination: WASH, D.C.
Sponsor: Japan Center for International Exchange
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT JAPANESE GOVT.; REASONS FOR ITS 10 YR. ECONOMIC RECESSION & ITS IMPACT ON GLOBAL ECONOMY; & DIFFERENCE IN JAPANESE & U.S. FAMILY & SOCIAL POLICY
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $10,160.91
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT POLICY ISSUES AFFECTING GOSPEL/CHRISTIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,115.00
source

Destination: DRESDEN; GORLITZ; MEISSEN; BERLIN (GERMANY)
Sponsor: Hanseatic Institute Inc
Purpose: STUDY & INFORMATION TOUR OF GERMANY
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,250.00
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Hanseatic Institute Inc
Purpose: TO DISCUSS RECENT POLLING DATA ON TRANS ATLANTIC ATTITUDES ON A VARIETY OF ISSUES
Date: Nov 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $381.42
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $784.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON
Sponsor: Pitney Bowes Inc
Purpose: TO TOUR POSTAL PROCESSING PLANT IN SUGARLAND & LEARN ABOUT METHOD, EFFICIENCY, & DETAILS OF OPERATION OF POSTAL PLANT
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $643.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Virginia Foxx

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Career College Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOURS AND MEETINGS/BRIEFINGS AT 3 CAREER COLLEGES AND TO LEARN ABOUT FEDERAL LEGISLATION AFFECTING THEM.
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,271.90
source

Destination: BRUSSELS-PARIS
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: INTRODUCTION TO THE EUROPEAN UNION, EUROPEAN COMMISSION, & NATO AND TO FOSTER TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS AND UNDERSTAND PROBLEMS THEY FACE
Date: May 28, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $5,597.31
source

Destination: TEL AVIV AND JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Jul 3, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,352.28
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Deana Funderburk.


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.