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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

    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?

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  • 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*

Rachel Perry


Total cost of 6 trips: $12,661.43


Trips traveled under the office of J. Dennis Hastert

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO SACRAMENTO, CA TO LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Wachovia Bank
Purpose: TO VISIT A STUDENT LOAN PROCESSING CENTER AND ATTEND MEETINGS IN PREPARATION FOR THE UPCOMING HEA REAUTHORIZATION
Date: Jan 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,197.42
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Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND THE ANNUAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, POLICY BRIEFINGS AND VISIT W/ ILLINOIS COMPANIES W/ EXHIBITS IN THE SHOW
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,651.53
source

Destination: SVO (MOSCOW, RUSSIA)
Sponsor: AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY COUNCIL/RUSSIAN DUMA
Purpose: INTERPARLIAMENTARY EXCHANGE/EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $5,749.00
source

Destination: THE TIDES-IRVINGTON, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELECTED LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL MEMBER RETREAT
Date: Jan 25, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,114.48
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: WILLIAMSBURG MARRIOTT - HOTEL THE CONGRESSIONAL INSTITUTE - DINNER
Purpose: ADVANCE TRIP TO SEARCH FOR POSSIBLE LOCATION FOR HOLDING YEARLY GOP MEMBER RETREAT
Date: Jul 21, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $221.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Rachel Perry.


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.