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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*

Katherine Kless


Total cost of 11 trips: $16,010.10


Trips traveled under the office of J. Dennis Hastert

Destination: NEMACOLIN RESORT IN FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: GOP PLANNING SESSION
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $530.00
source

Destination: ELKO, NV AND SALT LAKE, UT
Sponsor: THE GOLD INSTITUTE AND THE NAT'L MINING ASSN.
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,988.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $625.00
source

Destination: SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,735.00
source

Destination: GERMANY
Sponsor: Checkpoint Charlie Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: May 26, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,680.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $785.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV (THE GREENBRIER)
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING RETREAT
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,214.00
source

Destination: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Sponsor: THE DOMINICAN ASSN. OF FREE ZONE INDUSTRIES AND THE NATIONAL FREE ZONE COUNCIL
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 20, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,025.20
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $896.00
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: FACT FINDING/LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
Date: Dec 3, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $902.20
source

Destination: ZAMBIA, AFRICA
Sponsor: World Vision
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 8, 2005 (11 days)
Expense: $3,629.70
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Katherine Kless.


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.