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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*

Laverne Alexander


Total cost of 18 trips: $34,950.31


Trips traveled under the office of Donald Payne

Destination:
Sponsor: Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR
Date: Aug 22, 2003 (11 days)
Expense: $6,026.08
source

Destination: ST. LUCIA ANTIGUA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE DURING THE INTER-AMERICAN ECONOMIC COUNCIL'S 2004 DELEGATION TO ST. LUCIA & ANTIGUA
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $4,831.50
source

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

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: CARIBBEAN TRADE MINISTERIAL/CONGRESSIONAL CARIBBEAN COUNCIL
Date: May 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,293.80
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - QUITO, ECUADOR
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: III BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE AT THE XXXIV OAS GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Date: Jun 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,668.51
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Legacy Foundation
Purpose: TRI-CAUCUS MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,130.81
source

Destination: SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: II BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE AT THE XIV IBEROAMERICAN SUMMIT HEADS OF STATE AND HEADS OF GOVERNMENT
Date: Nov 17, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,282.80
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PR
Sponsor: Council for Opportunity in Education
Purpose: TECHNOLOGY FOR MANAGEMENT AND LEARNING CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 3, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,688.55
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,248.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Council for Opportunity in Education
Purpose: COUNCIL FOR OPPORTUNITY IN EDUCATION BOARD MEETING
Date: Dec 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $831.85
source

Destination: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC-ANTIGUA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH HEADS OF GOVERNMENT; HEADS OF STATES AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO DISCUSS RELATIONS BETWEEN U.S. AND CARIBBEAN NATIONS
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $4,982.69
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Career College Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF CAREER COLLEGES
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,168.90
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: All Kinds of Minds
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR OF EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS
Date: Mar 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $625.71
source

Destination: KEY BISCAYNE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: CARIBBEAN CAUCUS STAFF RETREAT
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,890.31
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF ECONOMIC SEMINAR
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,607.00
source

Destination: SUNNY ISLES, FL
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE INTER-AMERICAN ECONOMIC COUNCIL'S IV ANNUAL BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT ROUNDTABLE
Date: Jun 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,185.07
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: National Marrow Donor Program
Purpose: CORD BLOOD BANK AND TRANSPLANT CENTER SITE VISIT FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES
Date: Jul 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $738.48
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE ON "FREEDOM TO PROSPER"
Date: Aug 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,048.10
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Laverne Alexander.


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.