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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

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  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

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Trips by*

Jennifer Platt


Total cost of 8 trips: $12,356.47


Trips traveled under the office of Katherine Harris

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC
Sponsor: PHRMA, ELI LILLY, GLAXOSMITHKLINE, MERCK
Purpose: TO GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE RESEARCH PROCESS BEHIND DRUG MANUFACTURING
Date: May 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,086.45
source

Destination: SARASOTA, FL-RALEIGH, NC-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: SAS INSTITUTE
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT SAS AND THEIR FINANCIAL SERVICES CLIENTS EFFORTS TO ADHERE TO SARBANES-OXLEY AND PATRIOT ACT REGULATIONS AND TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE WAYS TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP INDUSTRY TO MEET DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
Date: Aug 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $929.30
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP TO EXAMINE SELF REGULATING FUNCTIONS IN LIGHT OF DECENT SECURITIES SCANDALS
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $941.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-INDIA-NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Global Health Council
Purpose: GATHER INFORMATION & EXAMINE HEALTH ISSUES FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Date: Jan 4, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $5,783.00
source

Destination: NYC-WAS
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO EXAMINE SPECIALIST AND MARKET SYSTEM IN TERMS OF PRICE DISCOVERY AND NEW MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE OF THE EXCHANGE
Date: Jan 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $712.79
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: YAHOO! VANTU, SPRINT, SBCA, NCTA, LUCENT, AMAZON.COM MICROSOFT, LEVEL (3), E/A INFINEM, AT&T, ACT, ALCATEL
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON TRENDS AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS RELATED TO THE FIELD OF HIGH-TECH.
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $631.68
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE DUE DILIGENCE AND BUSINESS REALITIES OF THE SECONDARY MARKET ON SUB-PRIME LOANS
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $814.87
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: COL. TECH. & INTERNET ASSOC. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS, UNITED STATES TELE. ASSOC.
Purpose: TO DISCUSS POLICY & REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES & RELATED INDUSTRIES, SUCH AS MANUFACTURERS
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,457.38
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jennifer Platt.


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.