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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.

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Trips by*

Emmett O'keefe


Total cost of 6 trips: $8,573.46


Trips traveled under the office of Byron Dorgan

Destination: BRISTOL, CONNECTICUT
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: TO TOUR THE FACILITIES AND TO MEET WITH ESPN OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS TELECOMMUNICATION POLICY
Date: Jan 25, 2002
Expense: $571.32
source

Destination: NEMACOLIN, PA
Sponsor: ALCATEL, ASS. FOR COMP. TECHNOLOGY, AT&T, LEVEL 3 SPIRIT, PEGASUS COMM., TELECORDTA TECH., VERSIGN INC., XD COMMUNICATIONS, AND NAT'L ASS. OF RECORDING MERCHANDIZERS
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE "TECH POLICY 2002 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE"
Date: Feb 22, 2002
Expense: $251.14
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP TO VISIT SBC FACILITIES IN CALIFORNIA. IT WILL BE INVOLVE SEMINARS AND DISCUSSIONS ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,051.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: TOUR HIGH TECH FACILITIES AND PARTICIPATE IN BRIEFINGS ON POLICY ISSUES AFFECTING THE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,053.00
source

Destination: KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE 2005 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,847.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: TO MEET WITH INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES AND LEARN ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY AT THE NYORK CAR SHOW
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $800.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Emmett O'keefe.


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.