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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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  • 06.17.15

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  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

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    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*

Johanna Mikes


Total cost of 9 trips: $12,639.95


Trips traveled under the office of Rick Boucher

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: TO VIEW CONSUMER WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES INCLUDING INTERACTIVE 3G BROAD BAND APPLICATIONS AND SECURITY APPLICATIONS
Date: Mar 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $721.12
source

Destination: DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT-FINDING OF COMPETITIVE LOCAL TELECOMMUNICATION MARKET AND COMPETITIVE HIGH-SPEED INTERNET ACCESS SERVICES
Date: May 4, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,111.71
source

Destination: DULLES, VIRGINIA; LOS ANGELES, CA; SAN FRANCISCO CA
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: FACT-FINDING OF UPCOMING TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS, THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY AND THE INTERNET SERVICES PROVIDER INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 15, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,733.75
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO VIEW CONSUMERS TECHNOLOGIES FOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND NETWORKING, HIGH DEFINITION TELEVISION, COMPUTING INTERACTIVE AND BROADBAND APPLICATIONS, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,501.99
source

Destination: NEMACOLIN WOODLANDS RESORT, PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: THE DUTKO GROUP (ALCATEL, ASSOC. FOR COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGY, AT&T, LEVEL 3, MICROSOFT, NARM, PEGASUS, SPRINT, TELCORDIA, VERISIGN, XO COMMUNICATIONS, USDA)
Purpose: TECHNOLOGY POLICY LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ADDRESSING TELECOMMUNICATIONS, COPYRIGHT, CYBERSECURITY AND PRIVACY ISSUES. SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $657.46
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: SEE DEMONSTRATIONS OF CABLE SET-UP, BOX TECHNOLOGY AND DISCUSS POLICY
Date: May 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,852.21
source

Destination: REDMOND, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: GAIN INFORMATION ON STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGIES AND POLICY ISSUES AFFECTING SOFTWARE, INTERNET AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRIES
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,006.21
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TO EXAMINE DEPLOYMENT OF FIBER OPTIC FACILITIES IN TELECOM NETWORK AND STUDY EFFECTS OF TELECOM INDUSTRY ON THE ECONOMY
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,064.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose:
Date: Mar 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,991.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Johanna Mikes.


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.