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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*

Amy Wolfrum


Total cost of 6 trips: $5,804.46


Trips traveled under the office of Robert Borski

Destination: 5/31-BACKGROUND BRIEFING, Q&A, 6/1-ISSUE BRIEFING, TOUR OF ENTIRE YUCCA MOUNTAIN SITE, Q&A, DISCUSSION, 6/2-TRAVEL BACK TO DC
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TO COMPLETELY EXPLORE & DISCUSS NUCLEAR WASTE ISSUES & THE PROPOSED YUCCA MOUNTAIN REPOSITORY SITE
Date: May 31, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,209.50
source

Destination: CITY OF MESA - DC
Sponsor: American Gas Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT NATURAL GAS AND PIPELINE SAFETY
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,028.26
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Destination: 7/2/01-TOUR OF COAL LOADING FAC. & TOWBOAT DEMO, 7/3-LONGWALL COALMINE TOUR
Sponsor: NATIONAL MINING ASSOCIATION AND AMERICAN WATERWAYS OPERATORS
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT TOWBOAT OPERATIONS & LONGWALL COAL MINING
Date: Jul 2, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $303.95
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Destination: IDAHO - DC
Sponsor: SAVE OUR WILD SALMON & NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION
Purpose: FACT FINDING, EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF ESSENTIAL SALMON HABITAT AND EFFECT OF SNAKE RIVER DAMS
Date: Aug 26, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,594.75
source

Destination: AIRLE
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE REGARDING CURRENT ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN HEALTH ISSUES
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $460.00
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Destination: KIAWAH, SC
Sponsor: RAIL PROGRESS INSTITUTE AND AMTRAK
Purpose: TO ATTEND PASSENGER RAIL CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 2, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $1,208.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Amy Wolfrum.


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.