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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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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.

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Trips by*

Brendon Weiss


Total cost of 12 trips: $18,336.34


Trips traveled under the office of Vito Fossella

Destination:
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 16, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,457.39
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 29, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,258.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Nov 22, 2002
Expense: $394.50
source

Destination: FRENCH GUIANA
Sponsor: Arianespace
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 10, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,322.49
source

Destination: FLORIDA
Sponsor: Capital One Financial Corporation
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE/FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,388.87
source

Destination: LEGISLATIVE MEETINGS AND BUSINESS SEMINARS
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONG. STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,684.90
source

Destination: VIRGINIA CROSSINGS RESORT, GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Date: Jul 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $575.64
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF VISIT
Date: Oct 10, 2003
Expense: $252.80
source

Destination:
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,531.00
source

Destination: EVENING DINNER W/ EXECS; 3 PANEL DISCUSSIONS RE: PREDATORY LENDING
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $814.00
source

Destination: JULY 18TH-EVENING DINNER W/ EXECS. JULY 19TH BREAKFAST ISSUES MEETING; TOUR OF NYSE FLOO MEETING W/ FLOOR BROKER AND SPECIAL NT
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION TRIP ON ISSUES BEFORE HFSC
Date: Jul 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $862.00
source

Destination: BROOMFIELD, CO
Sponsor: LEVEL (3) COMMUNICATIONS; VONAGE; INTRADO
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $794.75
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Brendon Weiss.


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.