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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

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Trips by*

Howard Waltzman


Total cost of 29 trips: $44,757.57


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO ATLANTA, GA AND RETURN
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: ANNUAL CONVENTION/TRADE SHOW
Date: Mar 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $926.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO SAN DIEGO AND RETURN
Sponsor: U.S. TELECOM ASSOCIATION AND THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,678.48
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW ORLEANS, LA AND RETURN
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: May 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,187.36
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-LOS ANGELES AND RETURN
Sponsor: Clear Channel Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF MEDIA CONFERENCE
Date: May 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,889.18
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Progress & Freedom Foundation
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT/POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,447.12
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BOSTON, MIDLAND RETURN
Sponsor: Pulver.com
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 18, 2004
Expense: $378.70
source

Destination: LONGBOAT KEY, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,914.60
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: INDUSTRY MEETINGS
Date: Mar 7, 2005
Expense: $262.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Mar 13, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,030.90
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA TO SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR/SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 27, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $3,539.62
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: NATIONAL CONVENTION/SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,641.90
source


Trips traveled under the office of Sam Brownback

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,450.13
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 27, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,304.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 2, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,129.70
source


Trips traveled under the office of W.J. Tauzin

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,833.15
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: ANNUAL CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW
Date: Mar 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,310.50
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,851.29
source

Destination: BRISTOL, CT
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: HEADQUARTERS VISIT
Date: Jan 25, 2002
Expense: $571.32
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 16, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,458.31
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,848.60
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: May 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,003.82
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Verizon Communications Inc
Purpose: SITE VISIT AT FORMER WORLD TRADE CENTER AREA
Date: Jun 23, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $763.39
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA TO SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,604.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: ANNUAL TRADE SHOW
Date: Mar 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,895.99
source

Destination: ANNAPOLIS, MD
Sponsor: Verizon Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF CONFERENCE
Date: May 29, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $423.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $597.39
source

Destination: PORTLAND, ME
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACILITIES TOUR
Date: Aug 13, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,690.52
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Progress & Freedom Foundation
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,488.06
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BASKING RIDGE, NJ
Sponsor: Verizon Communications Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 24, 2003
Expense: $638.54
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Howard Waltzman.


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.