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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.

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Trips by*

Frank Barca


Total cost of 7 trips: $27,184.96


Trips traveled under the office of Judd Gregg

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: ATTENDING SEMINAR, FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 19, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,600.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN DELEGATION EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO THE UNITED NATIONS
Date: May 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $711.00
source

Destination: EGYPT
Sponsor: American Egyptian Cooperation Foundation
Purpose: STUDY TOUR TO ESTABLISH PERSONAL CONTACTS WITH EGYPTIAN OFFICIALS AND RECEIVES INFORMATION ON INVESTMENTS IN EGYPT
Date: Aug 24, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $6,930.00
source

Destination: TURKEY
Sponsor: American-Turkish Council
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP TO MEET WITH KEY TURKISH OFFICIALS AND DISCUSS MATTERS OF STRATEGIC, ECONOMIC, AND POLITICAL IMPORTANCE
Date: May 25, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $4,650.00
source

Destination: UN, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Federation for World Peace
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN UN-US SYMPOSIUM 2003 AT UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS IN NEW YORK
Date: Apr 27, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $530.00
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: US Asia Foundation
Purpose: ATTEND BRIEFINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, BUSINESS LEADERS, AND ACADEMIC COMMUNITIES ESPECIALLY REGARDING NORTH KOREA NUCLEAR PROGRAM AND WAR ON TERRORISM
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (15 days)
Expense: $7,589.00
source

Destination: MACEDONIA
Sponsor: International Republican Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING/MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS/PRESENT LECTURE AT CONFERENCE
Date: May 4, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $3,174.96
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Frank Barca.


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.