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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

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    Learning from Video Games

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Trips by*

Christine Kurth


Total cost of 7 trips: $14,251.80


Trips traveled under the office of Ted Stevens

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: STAFF BRIEFING BY USTA AND NAM ON CHANGES IN THE MARKETPLACE IN CONTEXT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS LAWS
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,914.08
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: NCTA/GCI
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE NATIONAL CABLE & TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASS'N CONVENTION WITH SEN. STEVENS
Date: May 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,220.50
source

Destination: ANCHORAGE, AK; KOTZEBUE, AK; DILLINGHAM, AK
Sponsor: General Communication
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO VIEW TELECOM SITE IN RURAL AK AND VIEW A CABLE TELEPHONY SITE
Date: Aug 16, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $3,467.89
source

Destination: ASPEN, COLORADO
Sponsor: Progress & Freedom Foundation
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE ASPEN SUMMIT CONFERENCE ON TELECOM AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY AND PARTICIPATE IN A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,809.86
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE CTIA CONVENTION (WIRELESS INDUSTRY CONVENTION) ATTEND CONVENTION SESSIONS REVIEW THE FLOOR EXHIBITS AND SPEAK ON PANEL
Date: Mar 12, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,298.80
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: TO ATTEND SEMINARS ON TELECOM INCLUDING HISTORY OF TELECOM LAWS COMPETITION ACROSS PLATFORMS & IP VIDEO DEMONSTRATION AND TO SIT ON A CONGRESSIONAL STAFF PANEL
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,294.40
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO ATTEND WITH SENATOR STEVENS THE ANNUAL NCTA CONVENTION, TO ATTEND MEETINGS, TO VIEW THE CONVENTION FLOOR EXHIBITS AND TO SIT ON A CONGRESSIONAL STAFF PANEL
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,246.27
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Christine Kurth.


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.