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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.

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Trips by*

Diane Liesman


Total cost of 10 trips: $12,181.56


Trips traveled under the office of Ray Lahood

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PROVIDE STAFF ASSISTANCE AT THE HOUSE RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $786.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO AMSTERDAM
Sponsor: Atlantic & Pacific Exchange Program
Purpose: TO STUDY PUBLIC POLICY MATTERS IN THE NETHERLANDS
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,417.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $624.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TO VISIT NUCLEAR ENERGY FACILITIES IN FRANCE-MOST U.S. DEVELOPED-AT WORK ON COMMERCIAL SCALES AROUND THE WORLD. PRIMARY TOPICS ARE THE MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSITION OF USED NUCLEAR FUEL
Date: Mar 31, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $3,706.03
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $530.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $888.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: TO DISCUSS STRATEGY FOR UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE PROPOSITIONS
Date: Sep 26, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $855.64
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Sep 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,160.89
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF BICAMERAL, BIPARTISAN RETREAT-EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $671.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULFER SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Diane Liesman.


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.