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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.

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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

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    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.
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Back to all reports

Not specified - $17,983.61 spent on 18 trips
51.4% spent on Democratic Party
0.8% spent on Independent Party
47.8% spent on Republican Party

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
February 27, 2000 - February 28, 2000 (2 days)
San Antonio, TX
Purpose - Speaker at Black History Month Luncheon
Total Cost - $1,786.00

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
June 22, 2002 - June 22, 2002 (1 days)
Bridgeport, CT
Purpose - keynote speaker for graduation celebration and youth education day
Total Cost - $144.00

FOSSELLA, VITO MR - Republican Party
January 16, 2003 - January 17, 2003 (2 days)
The Hague, Netherlands
Purpose - Fact finding
Total Cost - $388.48

GEPHARDT, RICHARD A - Democratic Party

White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Not specified
Total Cost - $950.00

KUCINICH, DENNIS J - Democratic Party
November 12, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (1 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - keynote speaker
Total Cost - $1,055.00

NAPOLITANO, GRACE - Democratic Party
January 13, 2000 - January 14, 2000 (2 days)
Moab, UT
Purpose - Attend policy announcement and discussion with Secretary of Engergy Richardson and Rep. Chris Cannon
Total Cost - $246.32

NEAL, RICHARD E - Democratic Party
May 17, 2002 - May 20, 2002 (4 days)
Albuquerque, NM
Purpose - education seminar at Lumidigm Biometrics
Total Cost - $1,482.50

OBERSTAR, JAMES L - Democratic Party
January 31, 2002 - February 2, 2002 (3 days)
San Antonio, TX
Purpose - Not specified
Total Cost - $1,176.00

OBERSTAR, JAMES L - Democratic Party
March 24, 2003 - March 24, 2003 (1 days)
Rutgers, NJ
Purpose - speech at Rutgers University-Voorhees Transportation Center
Total Cost - $269.00

RAHALL, NICK J II - Democratic Party
July 31, 2003 - August 4, 2003 (5 days)
San Diego, CA
Purpose - speak at meeting of National Motor Freight Traffic Association
Total Cost - $723.00

SHOWS, CLIFFORD RONALD - Democratic Party
March 24, 2000 - March 25, 2000 (2 days)
Huntsville, AL
Purpose - speak to a group of military retirees
Total Cost - $849.50

WELDON, CURT - Republican Party
March 6, 2000 - March 7, 2000 (2 days)
Not specified
Purpose - speaking engagement
Total Cost - $122.30

WELDON, CURT - Republican Party
August 20, 2003 - August 21, 2003 (2 days)
Huntsville, AL
Purpose - keynote speech
Total Cost - $722.00

YOUNG, DON E - Republican Party
September 22, 2001 - September 23, 2001 (2 days)
Ruidoso, NM
Purpose - fact finding - Museum of American West
Total Cost - $1,483.00

HUTCHINSON, TIM - Republican Party

Eureka Springs, AR
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $761.00

GINGREY, PHILLIP J - Republican Party
August 12, 2004 - August 13, 2004 (2 days)
Little Rock, AR
Purpose - Not specified
Total Cost - $2,035.40

WAMP, ZACH - Republican Party
July 25, 2004 - August 4, 2004 (11 days)
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania - Cape Town, South Africa
Purpose - To investigate airport security, border security, port security, the World Food Program and the multi-billion AIDS programs
Total Cost - $3,077.05

BLUMENAUER, EARL - Democratic Party
May 27, 2005 - May 28, 2005 (2 days)
Phoenix, AZ
Purpose - Annual meeting WTS - Advancing women in Transportation conference speech
Total Cost - $713.06

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.