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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.

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Trips by*

Francis Gibbs


Total cost of 9 trips: $15,301.89


Trips traveled under the office of Ander Crenshaw

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: FLORIDA CITRUS MUTUAL; FLORIDA FARM BUREAU; FLORIDA FRUIT AND VEG.
Purpose: SOUTH FLA. AGRICULTURE
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,542.59
source

Destination: MINNESOTA (VARIOUS SITES)
Sponsor: MINNESOTA CORN GROWERS
Purpose: EDUCATION (FARM BILL/ENERGY)
Date: Aug 24, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,089.62
source

Destination: PBI
Sponsor: FLORIDA SUGAR CANE LEAGUE (80%) AND SUGAR CANE GROWERS COOPERATIVE OF FLORIDA (20%)
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF SUGAR CANE FARMS AND FACILITIES
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $822.00
source

Destination: SAHRAWI REFUGEE CAMPS (ALGERIA)
Sponsor: Defense Forum Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION TO VIEW PROGRESS OF ONGOING UN MISSION FOR THE REFERENDUM IN WESTERN SAHARA.
Date: May 25, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,383.48
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: STAFF TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT STATE AND FEDERAL TELECOM ISSUES
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,503.00
source

Destination: FLEW INTO WEST PALM AIRPORT FOR FARM TOURS IN SE FL
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATION AND FACT-FINDING OF AGRICULTURE ISSUES
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $755.20
source

Destination: ORLANDO
Sponsor: FL. DEPT. OF CITRUS (STATE AGENCY) AND FL. CITRUS MUTUAL
Purpose: EDUCATION ABOUT CITRUS ISSUES
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,106.00
source

Destination: TAIPEI
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Dec 8, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $4,300.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Connie Mack

Destination: MIAMI, FL-DUCKKEY, FL
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: TOUR RURAL ENERGY COOPS IN FLORIDA
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,800.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Francis Gibbs.


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.