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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

    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

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    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.

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Trips by*

Beth Spivey


Total cost of 8 trips: $16,494.86


Trips traveled under the office of Trent Lott

Destination: UK
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: VISIT NUCLEAR FACILITIES
Date: Aug 27, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,379.61
source

Destination: ALASKA
Sponsor: Resource Development Council for Alaska Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR
Date: Aug 22, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $3,295.00
source

Destination: FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: STUDY FRENCH NUCLEAR STORAGE AND PRODUCTION
Date: Mar 31, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $3,706.03
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: VISIT YUCCA MOUNTAIN
Date: May 28, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,328.00
source

Destination: GULPORT, MS
Sponsor: Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport
Purpose: TOUR AIRPORT FACILITIES AND MEET WITH OFFICIALS REGARDING KCS RAILROAD PROJECT
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $784.00
source

Destination: HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $3,130.82
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAK AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE FOR THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RAILROADS
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $830.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: ADDRESS CONFERENCE ON HOMELAND SECURITY ISSUES RELATED TO AVIATION
Date: Aug 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,041.40
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Beth Spivey.


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.