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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

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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.

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Trips by*

Laura Zuckerman


Total cost of 9 trips: $15,454.56


Trips traveled under the office of Steve Buyer

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: HILL STAFF RETREAT/FACT FINDING/BRIEFINGS
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,350.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 3, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,370.54
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,684.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: UNITED STATES TELECOM ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONVENTION-CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FACT FINDING
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,013.73
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP TO CTIA'S ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $793.20
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: UNITED STATES TELECOM ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS AND CALIFORNIA TECHNOLOGY; INTERNET ASSOC.
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,760.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: NATIONAL TRADE SHOW
Date: May 27, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,836.40
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: CABLE FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Dec 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,478.29
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY - LONG BEACH, CA - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP
Date: Jul 5, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,167.90
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Laura Zuckerman.


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.