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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*

Jim Stowers


Total cost of 7 trips: $14,936.97


Trips traveled under the office of Blanche Lincoln

Destination: LOS ANGELES AND VICINITY
Sponsor: Association for Manufacturing Technology
Purpose: LOS ANGELES AREA CONGRESSIONAL MACHINE TOOL PLANT TOUR
Date: Aug 10, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $965.83
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $3,657.00
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VA (AIRLIE CONFERENCE CENTER)
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC ISSUES RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $297.48
source

Destination: ASPEN, COLORADO
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO ATTEND LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE AND SEMINARS CONDUCTED BY THE ASPEN INSTITUTE AND THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,547.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Voices for America's Children
Purpose: TO REPRESENT SEN. LINCOLN AT AWARDS LUNCHEON HELD IN HER HONOR
Date: Jun 21, 2004
Expense: $588.20
source

Destination: ASPEN, COLORADO
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO ATTEND LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE AND SEMINARS CONDUCTED FOR THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,030.40
source

Destination: VIETNAM
Sponsor: US-Vietnam Trade Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL STAFF TRIP TO EXAMINE CURRENT STATUS AND FUTURE POTENTIAL OF ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND VIETNAM
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $4,851.06
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jim Stowers.


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.