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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

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    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*

Michael Platt


Total cost of 7 trips: $8,997.82


Trips traveled under the office of Marsha Blackburn

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: TO ACQUAINT SENIOR CAPITOL HILL STAFF WITH THE MERCATUS INSTITUTE. EXAMINE MACRO AND MICRO ECONOMIC PRINCIPALS AND TAX POLICY AND THEORY
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $790.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE ECONOMICS OF TAXATION AND ANALYZE DIFFERENT METHODS AND PROPOSALS FOR TAX REFORM
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: Dutko Group Inc
Purpose: DISCUSS POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES AS THEY RELATE TO THE INTERNET AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $880.78
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: DISCUSS POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,457.38
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: ATTEND THE ANNUAL WIRELESS SHOW FOR THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTING INDUSTRIES
Date: Mar 12, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,366.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-SAN FRANCISCO-BENTONVILLE AR
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE 2005 NATIONAL SHOW, NCTA'S 54TH ANNUAL CONVENTION AND INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,614.32
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Echostar Corporation
Purpose: ATTEND ECHOSTAR'S CONVENTION AND LEARN ABOUT SATELLITE INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $271.04
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Michael 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.