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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*

Alex Nock


Total cost of 11 trips: $10,230.11


Trips traveled under the office of William Clay

Destination: ANCHORAGE AND BARROW, ALASKA
Sponsor: Council of The Great City Schools
Purpose: VIEW SCHOOLS, EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, AND SEVERAL SPEAKING
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $2,465.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Center for Family Literacy
Purpose: SEVERAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AND POLICY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,265.00
source

Destination: BOSNIA, SARAJEVO
Sponsor: Center for Civic Education
Purpose: VIEW OPERATION OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,362.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of George Miller

Destination:
Sponsor: National Association of Federally Impacted Schools
Purpose: SPEAK AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $725.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: University of Phoenix
Purpose: TOUR COLLEGE CAMPUSES IN PHOENIX AND IN VEGAS, MEET WITH UNIVERSITY, OFFICIALS
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $648.11
source

Destination: ST. PETESBURG, FL
Sponsor: National Workforce Association (NWA)
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $487.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: National Center for Family Literacy
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE, ATTEND CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
Date: Feb 28, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $919.00
source

Destination: TRAVERSE CITY, MI
Sponsor: MICHIGAN STUDENT FINANCIAL AID ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK AT SEMI ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 28, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $775.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Purpose: TO VIEW EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMING OPERATIONS AT A PUBLIC BROADCASTING STATION
Date: Dec 14, 2004
Expense: $354.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Council of The Great City Schools
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $745.00
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Sponsor: National Center for Family Literacy
Purpose: SPEAK AT NCFL ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $485.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Alex Nock.


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.