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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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    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.

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*

Kim Zimmerman


Total cost of 7 trips: $16,599.46


Trips traveled under the office of Ben Nelson

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Healthcare Leadership Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,250.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,100.00
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,945.96
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Federation of American Hospitals
Purpose: MEDICARE/MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT POLICIES FOR PUERTO RICO HOSPITALS
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $2,195.90
source

Destination: GERMANY
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MEDICAL DEVICE INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $4,198.19
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Amgen Inc
Purpose: TO MEET WITH AMGEN OFFICIALS TO LEARN ABOUT THEIR PHARMACEUTICALS
Date: Aug 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,009.41
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Boston Scientific Corporation
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LESS INVASIVE MEDICAL PROCEDURES
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,900.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kim Zimmerman.


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.