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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

    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

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    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.

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Trips by*

Brian Macdonald


Total cost of 7 trips: $36,781.25


Trips traveled under the office of Greg Walden

Destination: SOUTH AFRICA
Sponsor: Population Action International
Purpose: EDUCATION: INTERNATIONAL AIDS ASSISTANCE AND FAMILY HEALTH
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (12 days)
Expense: $12,433.44
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL-JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-U.S. FOREIGN POLICY & RELATIONS
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Generating Cooperatives
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-VISIT RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES AND LEARN THEIR IMPORTANCE TO RURAL WEST
Date: Aug 5, 2000 (17 days)
Expense: $2,629.96
source

Destination: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
Sponsor: Asan Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL; U.S.-S. KOREAN RELATIONS
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $5,060.76
source

Destination: BEIJING, CHINA-XIAN, CHINA-SHANGHAI, CHINA
Sponsor: US-China Policy Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL; U.S.-CHINA FOREIGN RELATIONS
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,339.50
source

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN - KYOTO, JAPAN
Sponsor: Japan Center for International Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE W/ JAPANESE ELECTED OFFICIALS AND BUSINESS LEADERS
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $10,160.91
source

Destination: TRUMBULL, CT - NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL: STOCK MARKET DATA FACILITY AND SECURITIES MARKET ISSUES
Date: May 29, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $869.68
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Brian Macdonald.


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.