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.

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

Dominican Association of Free Zone Industries - $10,005.16 spent on 6 trips
59.1% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
40.9% spent on Republican Party

CHRISTENSEN, DONNA M - Democratic Party
April 23, 2003 - April 27, 2003 (5 days)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - To enhance ties between the US and the Dominican Republic
Total Cost - $2,022.97

ORTIZ, SOLOMON P - Democratic Party
April 23, 2004 - April 26, 2004 (4 days)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Purpose - fact-finding in relation to free trade with the USA
Total Cost - $2,260.00

WEINER, ANTHONY D - Democratic Party
April 23, 2003 - April 25, 2003 (3 days)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - fact-finding mission on trade
Total Cost - $1,626.97

WELLER, GERALD C JERRY - Republican Party
October 10, 2003 - October 11, 2003 (2 days)
Atlantic City, NJ
Purpose - offer remarks on annual conference
Total Cost - $897.68

WELLER, GERALD C JERRY - Republican Party
August 20, 2003 - August 24, 2003 (5 days)
Puerto Rico - Dominican Republic
Co-sponsor(s): National Free Zones Council
Purpose - fact-finding on trade and international relations issues between US and Dominican Republic
Total Cost - $1,137.54

WELLER, GERALD C JERRY - Republican Party
April 23, 2004 - April 27, 2004 (5 days)
Dominican Republic
Purpose - fact-finding regarding the proposed DR-US Free trade agreement
Total Cost - $2,060.00

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.