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REED, JACK, Democratic Party
Rhode Island

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $25,592.77

Average cost per trip - $2,132.73
Total number of days spent traveling - 54 days
Rank of representative - 253 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 20, 2000 - January 22, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - health policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $402.70
Lodging Cost - $839.26
Meal Cost - $349.29
Other Cost - $39.95
Total Cost - $1,631.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Bankers Association
Dates - February 25, 2000 - February 26, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - speech at the annual winter conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,145.00
Lodging Cost - $771.00
Meal Cost - $61.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,977.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New England Institute of Technology
Dates - May 7, 2000 - May 7, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Newport, RI

Purpose - police gathering
Notes - Providence, RI to Newport, RI

Travel Cost - $800.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $800.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mansfield Center for Public Affairs
Dates - August 1, 2000 - August 11, 2000 (11 days)
Location(s) - Japan - Taiwan - China

Purpose - educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,603.04
Lodging Cost - $1,441.11
Meal Cost - $159.96
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,204.11

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Health policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,499.75
Lodging Cost - $873.00
Meal Cost - $353.00
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $2,770.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 10, 2001 - August 15, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - Aspen Institute policy conference--America and Europe
Notes -

Travel Cost - $589.00
Lodging Cost - $1,150.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,039.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 4, 2002 - August 8, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $700.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,600.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Dates - April 13, 2003 - April 15, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Rochester, NY

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $697.02
Lodging Cost - $178.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $875.02

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 7, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - fact finding mission
Notes - Other expenses not specified. Good faith estimate.

Travel Cost - $888.04
Lodging Cost - $1,100.00
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost - $45.00
Total Cost - $2,383.04

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - July 31, 2004 - August 3, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - Fact finding mission
Notes - August 4-5, 2004 was not reimbursed by the Aspen Institute

Travel Cost - $720.00
Lodging Cost - $867.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost - $300.00
Total Cost - $2,287.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AIPAC Pacific Northwest Region
Dates - December 11, 2004 - December 13, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA - Oakland, CA - Sacramento, CA

Purpose - To deliver keynote addresses on US-Israel relationship and issues at four AIPAC events
Notes - San Francisco - Silicon Valley - Oakland - Sacramento, CA

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $356.70
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $806.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 5, 2005 - August 10, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose - To participate in the conference entitled "Mapping the Jihadist Threat: The War on Terror Since 9/11"
Notes - Three nights

Travel Cost - $819.00
Lodging Cost - $900.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $2,219.00

Additional family members - No

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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.