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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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Trips by*

Pete Jeffries


Total cost of 11 trips: $31,269.88


Trips traveled under the office of J. Dennis Hastert

Destination:
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $589.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Purpose: LEARN MORE ABOUT MID EAST PEACE PROCESS
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $3,130.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PLANNING RETREAT
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $660.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF PLANNING RETREAT
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $624.00
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR NUCLEAR LABS & COMPONENTS FACTORY
Date: Mar 31, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $3,476.03
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING & EDUCATION
Date: Aug 6, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,320.00
source

Destination: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Sponsor: International Republican Institute
Purpose: DEMOCRACY TRAINING FOR STAFF/MEETINGS/SPEAKING
Date: Aug 24, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,860.85
source

Destination: PHILLY
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAM MEMBERS PLANNING RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $896.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF PLANNING RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,011.00
source

Destination: TOKYO
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR NUCLEAR FACILITIES FOR ON SITE FACT-FINDING OF SECURITY & PRODUCTION ISSUES
Date: Apr 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $10,901.00
source

Destination: ANCHORAGE, AK
Sponsor: Foundation for Rural Service
Purpose: LEARN CHALLENGES OF RURAL TELCO PROVIDERS
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,802.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Pete Jeffries.


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.