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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*

Dana Johnson


Total cost of 10 trips: $18,966.28


Trips traveled under the office of Ric Keller

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $597.00
source

Destination: PBI
Sponsor: FLORIDA SUGAR CANE LEAGUE (80%) AND SUGAR CANE GROWERS COOPERATIVE OF FLORIDA (20%)
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP VISITING SUGARCANE FARMS AND FACILITIES
Date: Feb 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $896.48
source

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


Trips traveled under the office of John Mchugh

Destination: GERMANY, BELGIUM, FRANCE
Sponsor: ASSOC. OF POSTAL SERVICE PROVIDERS: BUNDESVERBAND DER POSTDIENSHEISTER
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING TOUR-POSTAL & REGULATORY ISSUES
Date: Nov 26, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $6,720.00
source

Destination: VAIL, COLORADO
Sponsor: El Paso Corporation
Purpose: BRIEFINGS ON REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT AND INDUSTRY PROJECTIONS RELATED TO U.S. NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION
Date: Dec 10, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,979.13
source

Destination: LAKE PLACID, NY
Sponsor: US Olympic Committee
Purpose: INSPECT OLYMPIC TRAINING FACILITY & EVENT VENUES
Date: Feb 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $118.00
source

Destination: SARANAC LAKE, NY & ALBANY, NY
Sponsor: Healthcare Association of New York State
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF RURAL & URBAN HOSPITAL FACILITIES.
Date: Aug 14, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $621.23
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN AND KENTING NATIONAL PARK, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL; FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,900.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE & THE OLYMPIC REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (AN ENTITY OF NEW YORK STATE)
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL INSPECTION OF OLYMPIC FACILITIES
Date: Jan 31, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $172.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: SAP America Inc
Purpose: DEMONSTRATIONS AND BRIEFINGS TO HIGHLIGHT EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND POTENTIAL APPLICATION FOR HOMELAND SECURITY AND NATIONAL DEFENSE NEEDS.
Date: Jun 15, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,951.44
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Dana Johnson.


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?

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  • 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.