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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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    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

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  • 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.

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.

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Trips by*

Todd Thorpe


Total cost of 6 trips: $6,329.19


Trips traveled under the office of Chris Cannon

Destination:
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $365.00
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Destination: PORTLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: DISCUSSIONS WITH CABLE INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES: CABLE IP TELEPHONY, BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT AND DIGITAL TELEVISION TRANSITION ISSUES
Date: Aug 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,690.52
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Clear Channel Communications Inc
Purpose: MEDIA POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,576.29
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: ALCATEL, AMAZON.COM, ACT, AT&T, EIA, INFINEON, LEVEL (3) COMMUNICATIONS, LUCENT, MICROSOFT, NCTA, SPRINTS, VONTA & YAHO
Purpose: TECHNOLOGY POLICY DISCUSSION/CONFERENCE WITH CONGRESSIONAL AND INDUSTRY EXPERTS
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $880.58
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM WITH ACADEMICS
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $472.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON TWO PANEL DISCUSSIONS ABOUT CURRENT LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY SURROUNDING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY AND SPECIFICALLY ON TAX POLICY
Date: Mar 12, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,344.80
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* - Trips by all travelers named Todd Thorpe.


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.