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

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HART, MELISSA, Republican Party
Pennsylvania

Total number of trips - 4
Total cost of trips - $18,845.11

Average cost per trip - $4,711.28
Total number of days spent traveling - 18 days
Rank of representative - 317 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 15, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - Transatlantic conference in London
Notes -

Travel Cost - $8,678.06
Lodging Cost - $1,218.00
Meal Cost - $628.14
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,524.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - March 3, 2005 - March 5, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Conservative Members Retreat
Notes - Washington - Baltimore - Pittsburgh

Travel Cost - $75.60
Lodging Cost - $425.26
Meal Cost - $191.91
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $732.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - November 7, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Budapest, Hungary

Purpose - To participate in a program consisting of panel discussions and debates regarding important issues that impact both the US and European economies and interests
Notes - 11/07 Dulles - Frankfurt - Budapest / 11/12 Budapest - Munich - Dulles

Travel Cost - $3,499.98
Lodging Cost - $1,208.60
Meal Cost - $599.46
Other Cost - $33.42
Total Cost - $5,341.46

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Securities Industries Assn
Dates - November 3, 2004 - November 5, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Conference speaker as a member of the House Financial Services Committee for SIA annual conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Boca Raton, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,202.00
Lodging Cost - $668.80
Meal Cost - $376.47
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,247.27

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
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.