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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.

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Trips by*

Michael Torra


Total cost of 6 trips: $9,408.73


Trips traveled under the office of Silvestre Reyes

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-SANTA ANA, CA-OXNARD, CA
Sponsor: SANTA ANA COLLEGE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT IRVINE
Purpose: EXPLORE CROSS-INSTITUTIONAL COOPERATION TO INCREASE HISPANIC EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,117.91
source

Destination: BUENOS AIRES, ARG. NEUQUEN, ARG.
Sponsor: RIO DE LA PLATA UNIVERSITY
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT ARGENTINE ECONOMY AND HEMISPHERIC TRADE
Date: May 27, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,075.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT NEW TECHNOLOGY AND MINORITY OUTREACH
Date: Jan 21, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,369.22
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-LOS ANGELES-TAIWAN (ROC)
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Mar 30, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $4,480.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Better World Campaign
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 16, 2003
Expense: $154.60
source

Destination: CIUDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO
Sponsor: LATIN AMERICAN WORKING GROUP AND WASHINGTON OFFICE ON LATIN AMERICA
Purpose: LEARN MORE ABOUT UNRESOLVED MURDERS IN CIUDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO (EDUCATIONAL)
Date: Oct 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $212.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Michael Torra.


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.