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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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Trips by*

Catherine Willis


Total cost of 5 trips: $11,008.70


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Crapo

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy Co
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION OF THE ROLE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY IN RESTRUCTURING ELECTRICITY MKTS. SITE VISITS
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,481.86
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Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO PROMOTE CONGRESSIONAL UNDERSTANDING OF ROC INT'L AFFAIRS, US-ROC RELATIONS, ROC-PRC RELATIONS
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,900.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: MICROSOFT CORP & WASHINGTON MUTUAL BOEING CO., IMMUNEE CORP
Purpose: GAIN FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE OF PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES FOR PNW BUSINESS LEADERS IN TRADE, COMPUTER SOFTWARE, BIOTECHNOLOGY & COMMITTE
Date: Aug 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,465.60
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: ACCENTURE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Purpose: VISIT THE FINANCIAL IDEAS EXCHANGE & NYSE. EDUCATE RE: MARKETPLACE & TECHNOLOGY ISSUES
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,211.24
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY/PARK CITY UTAH
Sponsor: Fannie Mae
Purpose: FINANCIAL SERVICES & TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE & OTHER FANNIE MAE ISSUES
Date: Feb 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,950.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Catherine Willis.


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.