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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

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    Learning from Video Games

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Trips by*

Patrick Thompson


Total cost of 9 trips: $13,097.04


Trips traveled under the office of Barbara Cubin

Destination:
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,934.77
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - ANNAPOLIS, MD - ARLINGTON, VA
Sponsor: Verizon Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE
Date: May 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $751.50
source

Destination: KALISPELL, MT
Sponsor: Independent Telephone and Telecommunications Alliance
Purpose: MEMBER COMPANY TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $984.21
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. - FARMINGTON, PA - ARLINGTON, VA
Sponsor: ALCATEL, AMAZON.COM, ASSOCIATION FOR COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGY, AT&T, SPRINT, ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIES ALLIANCE, INFINEON, LEVEL (3), LUCENT, MICROSOFT, NCTA, SBCA, VONTU AND YAHOO!
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $802.15
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: UNITED STATES TELECOM ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS, AND THE CALIFORNIA TECHNOLOGY AND INTERNET ASSOCIATION
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,911.58
source

Destination: DENVER, CO
Sponsor: Echostar Corporation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Jun 4, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,052.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: SES Americom
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Dec 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,063.89
source

Destination: LONGBOAT KEY, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,685.79
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,911.15
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Patrick 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.