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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*

Russell Middleton


Total cost of 16 trips: $17,151.60


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: WYE WOODS CONFERENCE CENTER QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: DUCK KEY, FL
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RURAL ELECTRIC COOPS.
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,500.00
source

Destination: LUBBOCK, TX & PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAM
Date: Aug 7, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $900.00
source

Destination: BAKERSFIELD, TULARE, AND VISALIA CA
Sponsor: Valley Farm Credit
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT AGRICULTURE IN THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CA
Date: Aug 16, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,299.32
source

Destination: TULSA, OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA
Sponsor: WICHITA FARM CREDIT
Purpose: TOUR AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY OF EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
Date: Aug 23, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $889.00
source

Destination: THIBODAUX & NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: American Sugar Cane League
Purpose: STUDY SUGAR CANE, RESEARCH, HARVEST & PROCESSING
Date: Nov 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $766.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Grocery Manufacturers of America
Purpose: GMA CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $659.50
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: Farm Credit Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN FCC 19TH ANNUAL MEETING LEGISLATIVE SESSION AND OTHER RELATED SESSIONS.
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $1,380.81
source


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Farm Credit Council
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Jan 17, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $768.57
source

Destination: ELKINS & ROMNEY, WV
Sponsor: Farm Credit of the Virginias
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AGRICULTURE OF WEST VIRGINIA
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $320.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: TO BETTER UNDERSTAND CURRENT CONCERNS OF THE SUGAR INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,960.27
source


Trips traveled under the office of Collin Peterson

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FL-FLORIDA EVERGLADES-WEST PALM BEACH-DCA
Sponsor: FL SUGAR CANE LEAGUE/SUGAR CANE GROWERS COOPERATIVE OF FL
Purpose: TO LEARN OF THE CHALLENGES FACING THE AMERICAN SUGAR CANE INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $996.00
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE KY TO LEXINGTON, KY TO LOUISVILLE, KY
Sponsor: Council for Burley Tobacco and affiliates
Purpose: SPECIFICALLY, TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ISSUES FACING TOBACCO PRODUCERS AND GENERALLY TO LEARN ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF AGRICULTURE TO KENTUCKY
Date: Aug 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $589.65
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BOISE, IDAHO TO SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: TO HEAR AND DISCUSS THE CONCERNS AND ISSUES FACING THE DOMESTIC SWEETNER INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 6, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,498.14
source

Destination: MINNEAPOLIS
Sponsor: MINNESOTA CORN GROWERS
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MINNESOTA CORN AND ETHANOL INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 19, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,039.34
source


Trips traveled under the office of Charles Stenholm

Destination: NEMACOLIN, PA
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND A SERIES OF BRIEFINGS ON THE CHALLENGES FACING ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES
Date: Oct 17, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,300.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Russell Middleton.


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.