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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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  • 06.17.15

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  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

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  • 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.

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Trips by*

Brad Smith


Total cost of 14 trips: $28,505.68


Trips traveled under the office of David Dreier

Destination: INDONESIA
Sponsor: United States-Indonesia Society
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 15, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,405.00
source

Destination: BRAZIL
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 27, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $5,464.63
source

Destination: NAPA CA
Sponsor: United Distillers and Vintners North America
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,276.00
source

Destination: BURBANK, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 24, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,285.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $622.00
source

Destination: HANOI-SAIGAN, VIETNAM
Sponsor: US-Vietnam Trade Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 15, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $799.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES-SAN FRANCISCO-LA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose:
Date: Aug 7, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,499.51
source

Destination: ECUADOR
Sponsor: Galapagos Conservancy
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $4,543.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: CALIFORNIA DELEGATION RETREAT 2003
Purpose: CA DELEGATION CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $823.19
source

Destination: WASH. D.C.
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,011.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON NATIONAL/ MEXICO CITY/ LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Dec 9, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,150.00
source

Destination: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,037.05
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,047.30
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BI-CAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Brad Smith.


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.