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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

  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

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  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

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    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.

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Trips by*

Brandon Heiner


Total cost of 8 trips: $11,837.68


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Craig

Destination: OMAHA NE
Sponsor: Mutual of Omaha Companies
Purpose: MUTUAL OF OMAHA SEMINARS OF HEALTH INSURANCE & PRESCRIPTION DRUG
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $845.06
source


Trips traveled under the office of C.L. Otter

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Clear Channel Communications Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN CONGRESSIONAL STAFF MEDIA CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,295.91
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: STAFF BRIEFING/TOUR OF FACILITIES
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,317.28
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA - SAN DIEGO, CA - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,175.20
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ABOUT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Date: Jun 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $850.58
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - MINNEAPOLIS, MN - BOISE, ID
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
Date: Aug 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,885.95
source

Destination: SARASOTA, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT FINDING/EDUCATION PROGRAM
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,609.70
source

Destination: BOISE, ID - SAN DIEGO, CA - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: EDUCATION FORUM ON POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,858.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Brandon Heiner.


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.