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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.

Recent Posts

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Trips by*

Missy Branson


Total cost of 11 trips: $19,072.70


Trips traveled under the office of Howard Coble

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND/JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Trucking Associations
Purpose: REGULATORY & LEGISLATIVE ISSUES AFFECTING THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $828.00
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Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA RENO, NV; LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: International Game Technology
Purpose: TO PROVIDE INSIGHT INTO GAMING AND MANUFACTURING-RELATED ISSUE
Date: Nov 9, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,437.00
source

Destination: MONTREAL, CANADA
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION EDUCATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,409.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF CRUISE LINES
Purpose: RECEIVE BRIEFING ON TRAVEL INDUSTRY ISSUES A TO PARTICIPATE IN NEWSHIP-NAMING CEREMONY
Date: Nov 12, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $287.00
source

Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Sponsor: State of Qatar
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT QATAR'S GOVERNMENT AND CULTURE
Date: Jan 4, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $6,740.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $372.00
source

Destination: NEMACOLIN
Sponsor: ALCATEL, ACT, LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, MICROSOFT, NARM, PEGASUS, SPRINT, VERISIGN, VSDA, XO COMMUNICATIONS
Purpose: TECHPOLICY 2002 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $657.46
source

Destination: YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR OF YUCCA MOUNTAIN
Date: May 29, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
source

Destination: NEWARK, NEW JERSEY & NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE ON THE AVIATION INDUSTRY
Date: Jul 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,339.00
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE
Date: Jul 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $649.24
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.V.
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: EXAMINE THE ROK-US ALLIANCE AND TENSIONS ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA
Date: Aug 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,250.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Missy Branson.


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.