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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*

Maureen Zilly


Total cost of 7 trips: $10,347.58


Trips traveled under the office of John Shimkus

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: ADVAMED, BOSTON SCIENTIFIC, & 3M
Purpose: LESS. INVASIVE MEDICINE: ADVANCES IN CARDIOVASCULAR & NEUROVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,093.50
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PR
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: BIOTECHNOLOGY (HEALTHCARE RELATED) FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,315.75
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: ROCHE PHARMACEUTICALS & MUSC (MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA)
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL BRIEFING ON ORGAN TRANSPLANT ISSUES
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $671.89
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Boston Scientific Corporation
Purpose: TO ATTEND A BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SPONSORED 3 DAY CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR TO MIAMI, FL FOCUSING ON LESS INVASIVE MEDICINE & ADVANCES IN ENDOSURGICAL CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,900.00
source

Destination: DANA POINT, CA
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT MEDICAL DEVICE ISSUES
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,014.69
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: National Marrow Donor Program
Purpose: NATIONAL MARROW DONOR PROGRAM'S CONGRESSIONAL STAFF CORD BLOOD BANK & TRANSPLANT CENTER SITE VISIT
Date: Jul 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $679.58
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Novartis
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL PRECEPTORSHIP: "THE VALUE OF INNOVATION FOR ENHANCED PATIENT CARE"
Date: Aug 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,672.17
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Maureen Zilly.


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.