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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

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Lexington Institute - $36,482.62 spent on 16 trips
55.4% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
44.6% spent on Republican Party

CLAY, WILLIAM L SR - Democratic Party
January 3, 2002 - January 7, 2002 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $2,367.00

DELAHUNT, WILLIAM D - Democratic Party
January 21, 2003 - January 23, 2003 (3 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Explore opportunities for US business and fact finding mission
Total Cost - $869.00

DELAHUNT, WILLIAM D - Democratic Party
March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Investigate opportunities for US business
Total Cost - $2,051.34

EMERSON, JO ANN H - Republican Party
January 3, 2002 - January 8, 2002 (6 days)
Havana, Cuba - Varadero, Cuba - Santiago, Cuba
Purpose - explore Cuba trade options and benefits
Total Cost - $2,420.50

EMERSON, JO ANN H - Republican Party
March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba - Varadero, Cuba - Santiago, Cuba
Purpose - Fact finding and research for foreign policy issues
Total Cost - $2,558.02

FLAKE, JEFF - Republican Party
March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Cuba
Purpose - Fact finding, meetings
Total Cost - $2,558.02

LOWEY, NITA M - Democratic Party
March 6, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (6 days)
Cuba
Purpose - US Cuba relations; policy
Total Cost - $2,558.02

LYNCH, STEPHEN F - Democratic Party
January 3, 2002 - January 8, 2002 (6 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Official meetings with government and religious leaders
Total Cost - $2,420.50

MOORE, DENNIS - Democratic Party
March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Meet Cuban trade officials, dissidents, and government officials
Total Cost - $2,558.02

REHBERG, DENNIS R - Republican Party
March 6, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (6 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - trade meetings (wheat)
Total Cost - $2,051.34

SNYDER, VICTOR F - Democratic Party
January 3, 2002 - January 8, 2002 (6 days)
Cuba
Purpose - educational
Total Cost - $2,254.50

SOLIS, HILDA - Democratic Party
January 2, 2002 - January 8, 2002 (7 days)
Cuba
Purpose - educational exchange/fact-finding
Total Cost - $2,584.00

TANNER, JOHN S - Democratic Party
March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Discuss trade issues with Cuba
Total Cost - $2,558.02

HERGER, WALLY - Republican Party
March 20, 2005 - March 24, 2005 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Fact finding, educational, meetings with government officials
Total Cost - $2,502.00

FLAKE, JEFF - Republican Party
March 20, 2005 - March 24, 2005 (5 days)
Cuba
Purpose - Fact- finding
Total Cost - $2,121.00

OTTER, C.L. BUTCH - Republican Party
March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Fact finding, meetings with Government officials
Total Cost - $2,051.34

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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.