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FORBES, J RANDY, Republican Party
Virginia

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $16,839.92

Average cost per trip - $3,367.98
Total number of days spent traveling - 24 days
Rank of representative - 336 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - August 18, 2001 - August 25, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Fact finding / education
Notes - Spouse Shirley Forbes accompanied. Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $7,378.00
Lodging Cost - $2,024.00
Meal Cost - $1,392.00
Other Cost - $986.00
Total Cost - $11,780.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Madison Project
Dates - July 21, 2001 - July 21, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $320.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 9, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Montgomery, AL - Selma, AL - Birmingham, AL

Purpose - Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Notes - Other costs are for entry fees

Travel Cost - $480.00
Lodging Cost - $268.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $913.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Shipbuilding Association
Dates - November 30, 2003 - December 4, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Fort Myers, FL - Naples, FL

Purpose - American Shipbuilding Association's Congressional/Industry workshop for members of Congress and leaders of the shipbuilding industry to share areas of concern, and to discuss policy and legislation to rebuild sea services and the shipbuilding industry.
Notes - Spouse Shirley H Forbes accompanied. Other costs are for telephone charges.

Travel Cost - $1,211.00
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost - $220.00
Other Cost - $11.65
Total Cost - $2,102.65

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Shipbuilding Assn
Dates - November 30, 2004 - December 6, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Fort Myers, FL

Purpose - American Shipbuilding Assn's Congressional Workshop to provide a forum for Members of Congress & leaders of the shipbuilding industry to share ideas of concern and to discuss policy and legislation to rebuild our sea services & the shipbuilding industry
Notes - 11/30 Norfolk, VA - Ft Myers, FL / 12/6 Orlando, FL - Washington, DC Personal Expense 12/2 - 12/6

Travel Cost - $913.50
Lodging Cost - $368.42
Meal Cost - $442.35
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,724.27

Additional family members - Yes

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Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

    Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. But our guest this week argues that philanthropies are increasingly pushing specific educational agendas.