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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*

Susan Hirschmann


Total cost of 18 trips: $85,135.35


Trips traveled under the office of Tom Delay

Destination: NEMICOLIN
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PLANNING CONFERENCE FOR MEMBERS & SENIOR STAFF
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $504.00
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE MEETING
Date: Mar 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,259.50
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: THE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Purpose:
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $812.79
source

Destination: GREAT BRITAIN
Sponsor: National Center for Public Policy & Research
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 22, 2000 (11 days)
Expense: $27,626.00
source

Destination: MOROCCO
Sponsor: US-Morocco Affairs Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 2, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $4,172.50
source

Destination: ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Nov 23, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $4,720.00
source

Destination: HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 5, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $1,876.80
source

Destination: KINGSMILL RESORT - WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: RETREAT
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $589.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO
Sponsor: International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT SAFETY ISSUES IN AMUSEMENT INDUSTRY
Date: May 31, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,321.00
source

Destination: SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $6,385.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $10,423.70
source

Destination: SOUTH KOREA
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: EDUCATION / MT OF GOVT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 26, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $8,822.16
source

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL / MEET WITH PRESIDENT
Date: Aug 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,122.00
source

Destination: MALAYSIA; SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: MT W/GOV'T LEADERS / EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $7,411.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PLANNING
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $190.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIAN
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $785.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC, TO GREENBRIAR (W.W)
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PLANNING
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $649.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,465.90
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Susan Hirschmann.


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.