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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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    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.

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.

Back to all reports

American Sugar Alliance - $40,288.18 spent on 14 trips
82.8% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
17.2% spent on Republican Party

COMBEST, LARRY - Republican Party
August 6, 2000 - August 8, 2000 (3 days)
Steamboat Springs, CO
Purpose - Talk about farm legislation
Total Cost - $1,929.37

ENGEL, ELIOT - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 8, 2003 (7 days)
Seattle, WA
Purpose - Not specified
Total Cost - $4,983.40

EWING, THOMAS W - Republican Party
August 7, 2000 - August 9, 2000 (3 days)
Steamboat Springs, CO
Purpose - Sweetener Symposium
Total Cost - $2,598.95

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
August 7, 2000 - August 9, 2000 (3 days)
Steamboat Springs, CO
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $2,653.90

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
August 4, 2001 - August 7, 2001 (4 days)
Sun Valley, ID
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $3,848.40

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 5, 2003 (4 days)
Blaine, WA
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $1,458.47

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
August 3, 2002 - August 7, 2002 (5 days)
Bernalillo, NM
Purpose - Keynote Speaker at 19th annual International Sweetener Symposium. Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa
Total Cost - $6,957.16

FOLEY, MARK - Republican Party
August 7, 2004 - August 11, 2004 (5 days)
Denver, CO
Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Total Cost - $1,186.22

CONRAD, KENT - Democratic Party
August 8, 2004 - August 9, 2004 (2 days)
Vail, CO
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $1,134.50

STABENOW, DEBBIE - Democratic Party
August 8, 2004 - August 10, 2004 (3 days)
Vail, CO
Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Total Cost - $4,041.00

THOMAS, CRAIG - Republican Party
August 8, 2004 - August 9, 2004 (2 days)
Vail, CO
Purpose - Speech at International Sweetener Symposium
Total Cost - $951.75

ABERCROMBIE, NEIL - Democratic Party
August 7, 2004 - August 12, 2004 (6 days)
Vail, CO
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $5,725.76

MELANCON, CHARLES J - Democratic Party
August 6, 2005 - August 8, 2005 (3 days)
Sun Valley, ID
Purpose - Speech to symposium
Total Cost - $2,544.80

SIMPSON, MICHAEL KEITH - Republican Party
August 9, 2005 - August 10, 2005 (2 days)
not specified
Purpose - To speak at the August 10th breakfast session of the 22nd International Sweetener symposium
Total Cost - $274.50

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.