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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*

Mischa Thompson


Total cost of 11 trips: $26,530.51


Trips traveled under the office of Gregory Meeks

Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT
Sponsor: American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
Purpose: EDUCATING ON AMCHAM'S HISTORIC MISSION OF PROMOTING US-EGYPTIAN RELATIONS
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,845.50
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $6,409.26
source

Destination: RIO JANERIO, BRAZIL
Sponsor: Brazil-US Business Council
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $3,128.87
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: 2004 CONGRESSIONAL CARIBBEAN CAUCUS STAFF RETREAT
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,702.15
source

Destination: COLOMBIA
Sponsor: US Office on Colombia
Purpose: THE FLIGHT OF THE AFRO-COLOMBIA COMMUNITIES & THE DISPLACEMENT OF THESE COMMUNITIES BY VIOLENCE IN COLOMBIA
Date: May 22, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,508.17
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Purpose: FORUM
Date: Jun 19, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $522.50
source

Destination: CARACAS, VENEZUELA
Sponsor: Georgetown University
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 1, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,061.60
source

Destination: MADRID, SPAIN-ALGERIA
Sponsor: Defense Forum Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING - TO VISIT THE REFUGEE CAMPS OF THE SAHUMI PEOPLE & SEE FIRST HAND THE SITUATION OF THE REFUGEES
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $1,684.81
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: SPEAK ON US POLICY TOWARDS AFRICA
Date: Dec 7, 2004
Expense: $23.00
source

Destination: VIRGINIA-NJ-PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC-DULLES VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL CONF. ON INTN. TRADE & INVESTMENT
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,037.05
source

Destination: BRASILIA, BRAZIL
Sponsor: THE BRAZIL INFORMATION CENTER; TAM AIRLINES; PATRL GOV'T RELATIONS; BRAZILIAN STEEL INSTITUTE
Purpose: ESTABLISHING ON GOING CONGRESSIONAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE US & BRAZIL RELEVANT TO BILATERAL RELATIONS BETWEEN THE US & BRAZIL
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $6,607.60
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Mischa Thompson.


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.