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American RadioWorks |
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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*

Joyce Postell


Total cost of 8 trips: $6,205.50


Trips traveled under the office of Kendrick Meek

Destination: REGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT TO WEST PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RETURNED TO WASHINGTON NATIONAL AIRPORT
Sponsor: FLORIDA SUGAR CANE LEAGUE (8090) AND SUGAR CANE GROWERS COOPERATIVE OF FLORIDA (20
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP VISITING SUGARCANE FARMS AND FACILITIES
Date: Feb 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $884.60
source

Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Sponsor: National Urban League
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES IMPACTING THE COMMUNITY
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $449.00
source

Destination: ST. THOMAS AIRPORT
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: ATTENDED A MENTAL HEALTH ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION IN ST. THOMAS. PARTICIPATED IN TOWN HALL MEETING ON MENTAL HEALTH
Date: Apr 5, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,040.42
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE IT'S IMPACT ON HUMANS AND HEALTH
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $460.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO AIRPORT
Sponsor: FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CITRUS; FLORIDA CITRUS MUTUAL
Purpose: THIS WAS AN EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO DISCUSS ISSUES FACING THE CITRUS DEPARTMENT
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $456.15
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: American Legacy Foundation
Purpose: ATTENDED THE TRI-CAUCUS HEALTH SUMMIT ON RACIAL AND ETHNIC HEALTH DISPARITIES
Date: Jul 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $938.26
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS AIRPORT
Sponsor: American Sugar Cane League
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT THE LOUISIANA SUGAR INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,238.59
source

Destination: CHICAGO O'HARE AIRPORT
Sponsor: National Marrow Donor Program
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL BRIEFING AT THE CORD BLOOD BANK AND TRANSPLANT CENTER SITE IN CHICAGO, IL
Date: Jul 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $738.48
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Joyce Postell.


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.