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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.

Recent Posts

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    Learning from Video Games

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  • 06.11.15

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Trips by*

Sean Hughes


Total cost of 11 trips: $23,821.08


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Mcdermott

Destination: EASTERN WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Energy Northwest
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/ENERGY-RELATED INFORMATION
Date: May 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,320.79
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Washington State University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL / FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,315.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: KOREA ECONOMIC INSTITUTE; MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS & TRADE, REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 23, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $5,350.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Jan 6, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,320.00
source

Destination: WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Washington Public Utility Districts Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: Apr 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,282.63
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Preston Gates & Ellis
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $698.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA TO BOISE IDAHO; BOISE - DC
Sponsor: SAVE OUR WILD SALMON, IDAHO RIVER UNITED
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 15, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $653.23
source

Destination: PDX
Sponsor: Washington Public Utility Districts Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING FOR ENERGY ISSUES
Date: Mar 21, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $1,341.18
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO ISTANBUL TO ERCAN, NORTHERN CYPRUS
Sponsor: Cyprus Turkish Chamber of Industry
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: Aug 7, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $2,566.00
source

Destination: SPOKANE, WA - PASCO, WA
Sponsor: Tri-City Industrial Development Council (TRIDEC)
Purpose: HANFORD SITE FACT-FINDING VISIT
Date: Aug 18, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $501.25
source

Destination: NEW YORK - SINGAPORE - MEDAN - BANDA ACEH - JAKARTA - SINGAPAORE - NEW YORK
Sponsor: United States-Indonesia Society
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: Aug 26, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $4,473.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Sean Hughes.


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.