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.

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.

Back to The Data

Trips by*

Trinita Brown


Total cost of 8 trips: $25,674.05


Trips traveled under the office of James Oberstar

Destination: TOULOUSE, FRANCE, NANTES, FRANCE, PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: AIRBUS INDUSTRIES FEDERAL EXPRESS (SMALL PART)
Purpose: TO VISIT AIRBUS FACTORIES & FEDEX HUB & PARTS AIRPORT
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $3,371.69
source


Trips traveled under the office of Don Young

Destination: WEST POINT, NY
Sponsor: Cooperstown Conference Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE ON RAIL ISSUES
Date: Jul 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,392.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Taipei Economic & Cultural Representative Office (TECRO)
Purpose: TO MEET WITH GOVERNMENT & BUSINESS OFFICIAL TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE US-TAIWAN RELATIONSHIP.
Date: May 26, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $4,200.00
source

Destination: COOPERSTOWN, NY
Sponsor: American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE ON RAIL ISSUES
Date: Jul 11, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $770.00
source

Destination: DULLES
Sponsor: Airbus
Purpose: OF UDVAR-HAZY CENTER
Date: Nov 14, 2003
Expense: $75.00
source

Destination: MUMBAI, INDIA, NEW DELHI, INDIA & AGRA, INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: TO MEET GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS OFFICIALS IN INDIA
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $3,330.36
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT PORT SECURITY, HOMELAND SECURITY AND OTHER ISSUES RELATED JOINT US-SINGAPORE ISSUES
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $6,500.00
source

Destination: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: TO MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, U.S. EMBASSY & BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND TO GAIN UNDERSTANDING OF MALAYSIA AND THE REGION
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $6,035.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Trinita 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.