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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

    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*

Sylvia Brown


Total cost of 6 trips: $9,905.81


Trips traveled under the office of Mike Ross

Destination: DENVER, CO
Sponsor: National Health Policy Forum
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE ENRICHMENT
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,418.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 8, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $3,950.00
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $609.90
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-EASTERN SHORE OF MARYLAND
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $706.00
source

Destination: SAN JOSE-SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: APPLIED MATERIALS, AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC, HEWLETT-PACKARD CO., INTEL CORP., SBC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC., SOLECTRON CORP.
Purpose: TO ALLOW CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO SEE FIRST-HAND THE INNER WORKINGS OF HIGH TECH MANUFACTURING THROUGH A SERIES OF COMPANY VISITS & DISCUSSION FORUMS
Date: May 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,069.80
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: American Association for Homecare
Purpose: HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE & TRADESHOW
Date: Oct 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,152.11
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Sylvia Brown.


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.