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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?

    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*

Christy Surprenant


Total cost of 14 trips: $14,387.84


Trips traveled under the office of J. Dennis Hastert

Destination: NEMACOLIN RESORT IN FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $540.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA-KINGSMILL
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PLANNING RETREAT
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $589.00
source

Destination: BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose:
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $886.00
source

Destination: ST MICHAELS, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELECTED LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $190.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. VIRGINIA
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose:
Date: Jan 29, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $993.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: POLICY RETREAT
Date: May 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $827.90
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $900.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV (THE GREENBRIER)
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 3, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $1,619.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-HOT SPRINGS, VA-ALEXANDRIA, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: POLICY RETREAT
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $836.42
source

Destination: HOMESTEAD VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 22, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,233.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHELS, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: MEMBER RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,067.32
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: RETREAT
Date: Jan 25, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $1,439.20
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,011.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,256.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Christy Surprenant.


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.