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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*

Laura Vaught


Total cost of 10 trips: $18,340.43


Trips traveled under the office of Rick Boucher

Destination: KENTUCKY
Sponsor: Council for Burley Tobacco and affiliates
Purpose: AGRICULTURAL TOUR-LEARNING ABOUT AGRICULTURE IN KENTUCKY
Date: Aug 7, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $552.72
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: AMTRAK, ALSTOM TRANS, BOMBARDIER, RAILWAY PROGRESS INSTITUTE
Purpose: STUDY AMTRAK WEST COAST OPERATIONS
Date: Nov 27, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $1,832.00
source

Destination: HILTON PALM SPRINGS
Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy Co
Purpose: TOUR OF GEOTHERMAL ENERGY FACILITIES-ENERGY ROUNDTABLE
Date: Jan 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,987.75
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: TOUR AND DISCUSS RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES AND RELEVANT ISSUES
Date: Feb 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: PASCO, WA
Sponsor: Energy Northwest
Purpose: FACT FINDING OF NUCLEAR, WIND, SOLAR AND HYDRO ENERGY FACILITIES
Date: May 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,270.34
source

Destination: NORTHERN CA
Sponsor: Northern California Power Agency
Purpose: PUBLIC POWER / ENERGY INFORMATIONAL TOUR
Date: May 27, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,144.52
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: National Grid USA
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS
Date: Jun 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,107.98
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW AND RELATED DISCUSSIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $2,266.64
source

Destination: BERLIN/AMSTERDAM
Sponsor: Coal Utilization Research Council
Purpose: SITE VISITS, FACT FINDING MEETINGS ON COAL FIRED POWER GENERATION AND RELATED AIR & ENERGY ISSUES
Date: Mar 28, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $2,811.14
source

Destination: LA-LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Southern California Public Power Authority
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR - EDUCATION ON ENERGY ISSUES
Date: Jun 1, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,767.34
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Laura Vaught.


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.