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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*

Gregg Sheiowitz


Total cost of 8 trips: $17,256.35


Trips traveled under the office of Joseph Crowley

Destination: NY - LONDON - DELHI - AGRA - CHENNAI - DELHI - MUMBAI - PARIS - NY
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $3,787.00
source

Destination: DHAKA, BANGLADESH
Sponsor: FEDERATION OF BANGLADESH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
Purpose: MEETING WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, GROUND BREAKING FOR THE ASIAN UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $3,348.59
source

Destination: ROYAL KINGDOM OF THAILAND (BANGKOK AND MAE SOT)
Sponsor: US CAMPAIGN FOR BURMA/HUMAN RIGHTS ACTION CENTER, AND CHRISTIAN FREEDOM INT
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BURMA, REFUGEES FROM BURMA, AND US PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT BURMA
Date: Feb 13, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $1,512.00
source

Destination: GUATEMALA
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Oct 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $890.00
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $5,318.40
source

Destination: SRI LANKA
Sponsor: Communications Consortium Media Center
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 15, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,083.93
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: MEMBER OF A ROUNDTABLE ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE POLICY
Date: Aug 8, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $400.20
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: PORT OF SEATTLE, COSPONSORS: ALASKA AIRLINES AND THE BOEING COMPANY
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO SEE THE FACILITIES AT SEATAC, ALASKA AIRLINES AND THE BOEING FACTORY
Date: Aug 17, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $916.23
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Gregg Sheiowitz.


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.