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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

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  • 06.11.15

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Trips by*

Gail Ravnitzky


Total cost of 8 trips: $9,956.46


Trips traveled under the office of Carolyn Maloney

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: GLAXO, WYETH-AYERST, CYTYC, HUMANA, WEB MD, AND THE SOCIETY FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN WOMEN'S HEALTH PROGRAMS AND MEET WITH HEALTH CARE LEADERS AND EXPERTS TO DISCUSS WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES.
Date: Feb 17, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $574.72
source

Destination: TOUR NYU DOWNTOWN HOSPITAL AND MEET WITH HOSPITAL LEADERS
Sponsor: NYU Downtown Hospital
Purpose: VISIT EMERGENCY ROOM FACILITIES THAT ARE IN NEED OF REPAIR AND RENOVATION
Date: Apr 28, 2000
Expense: $448.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Adam Schiff

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Jan 2, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $2,985.53
source

Destination: MICROSOFT CAMPUS VISIT, MEETINGS, BRIEFINGS
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-LEARN ABOUT TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES, PRIVACY, SECURITY, AND OTHER ISSUES
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,006.21
source

Destination: DC TO PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES AND LEARN ABOUT ISSUE PERSPECTIVES
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $545.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS ABOUT ISSUES OF THE DAY (FREE MARKET APPROACH TO HEALTH CARE, HOMELAND SECURITY, JOBS, ETC.)
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $694.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, FACT-FINDING TRIP TO DISCUSS PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, PIRACY, AND CONTENT ISSUES
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,955.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FOR A ON PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES SUCH AS SOCIAL SECURITY, ECONOMIC POLICY, OVERSIGHT, NATIONAL SECURITY, AND OTHERS
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $748.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Gail Ravnitzky.


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.