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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*

Paul Brathwaite


Total cost of 11 trips: $14,252.03


Trips traveled under the office of Elijah Cummings

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Sony Corporation
Purpose: VISIT SONY MUSIC STUDIOS, PRESS PLAY JOINT VENTURE AND MEET WITH MUSIC INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES REGARDING PRIVACY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CONCERNS
Date: Apr 15, 2003
Expense: $680.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Grocery Manufacturers of America
Purpose: DISCUSSED HEALTH AND NUTRITION ISSUES, AND DISCUSSED BIO-TECHNOLOGY AND OTHER FOOD INDUSTRY MATTERS
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,010.24
source

Destination: PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: ATTEND WORKING RETREAT WITH MEMBERS OF THE ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN, BLACK, AND HISPANIC CAUCUSES
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,361.01
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: American Legacy Foundation
Purpose: MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT
Date: Jul 10, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $863.09
source


Trips traveled under the office of Mel Watt

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE LEADERS IN TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM AND TRADE SHOW, DISCUSSION SESSIONS FOCUSED ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTIONS.
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,168.43
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Viacom Inc
Purpose: TO VISIT VIACOM'S NEWS DIVISION AND MOVIE STUDIOS AND TO DISCUSS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES FACING THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,632.40
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE NCTA TRADE SHOW AND PARTICIPATE IN VARIOUS TELECOMMUNICATIONS FORUMS.
Date: Apr 2, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,340.16
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: VISIT NEWS CORPORATION'S FACILITIES AND MEET WITH KEY EXECUTIVES IN THE COMPANY. THE PRIMARY FOCUS WAS TO DISCUSS THE LEGISLATIVE ISSUES IMPORTANT TO THE INDUSTRY.
Date: May 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,702.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: Conference of Minority Transportation Officials
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL DISCUSSION REGARDING TRANSPORTATION ISSUES.
Date: Jul 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $665.42
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: American Legacy Foundation
Purpose: HEALTH SUMMIT TO DISCUSS PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS RELATED TO DISPARTIES IN HEALTH CARE.
Date: Jul 23, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,017.99
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASS.
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ECONOMIC AND TAX POLICY FREEDOM TO PROSPER RETREAT.
Date: Aug 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $811.29
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Paul Brathwaite.


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.