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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.

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Trips by*

Margaret Simmons


Total cost of 5 trips: $6,347.01


Trips traveled under the office of Thomas Carper

Destination: TRUMBULL, CT & NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO VISIT THE NASDAQ STOCK FACILITIES
Date: May 31, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $827.25
source

Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE AMERICAN BANKER'S ASSOCIATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE WINTER CONFERENCE AND PARTICIPATE ON A PANEL WITH OTHER SENATE AND HOUSE STAFF
Date: Feb 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,938.00
source

Destination: CRUM LYNNE AND PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: TransUnion Corporation
Purpose: ATTEND A SEMINAR ON THE FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT AND TOUR TRANSUNION'S CRUM LYNNE FACILITY
Date: Feb 27, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $618.37
source

Destination: CHARLOTTE, NC
Sponsor: Bank of America Corporation
Purpose: TO OBSERVE HOW INFORMATION IS SHARED ACROSS BANK OF AMERICA'S BUSINESS LINES, AND VIEW A DEMONSTRATION OF THE BANK'S INFORMATION SHARING OPERATIONS AND TOUR ITS SECURITY LAB
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $845.32
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Association of Realtors
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS LEGISLATIVE ISSUES CONFERENCE AND TO SPEAK ON A PANEL RELATING TO FINANCIAL SERVICES ISSUES
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,118.07
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Margaret Simmons.


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.