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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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    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.
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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.
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    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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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.

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American Jewish Committee - $61,217.50 spent on 6 trips
38.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
61.1% spent on Republican Party

KIRK, MARK STEVEN - Republican Party
November 17, 2001 - November 25, 2001 (9 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Jerusalem, Israel - Haifa, Israel - Amman, Jordan
Co-sponsor(s): Project Interchange
Purpose - observe and study Israeli defense situation and meet with Israeli and Jordanian officials
Total Cost - $12,766.00

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Amman, Jordan - Tel Aviv, Israel
Co-sponsor(s): Project Interchange
Purpose - Educational seminars in Jordan & Israel
Total Cost - $6,461.75

CHABOT, STEVE - Republican Party
November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Amman, Jordan - Tel Aviv, Israel
Co-sponsor(s): Project Interchange
Purpose - Educational seminar in Jordan and Israel
Total Cost - $12,564.50

STRICKLAND, TED - Democratic Party
November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Amman, Jordan - Tel Aviv, Israel
Co-sponsor(s): Project Interchange
Purpose - Educational seminar in Jordan and Israel
Total Cost - $6,467.75

ROS-LEHTINEN, ILEANA - Republican Party
November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Amman, Jordan - Tel Aviv, Israel
Co-sponsor(s): Project Interchange
Purpose - Educational seminar in Jordan and Israel
Total Cost - $12,051.50

GUTIERREZ, LUIS V - Democratic Party
November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Amman, Jordan - Tel Aviv, Israel
Co-sponsor(s): Project Interchange
Purpose - Educational seminars and meeting in Jordan and Israel
Total Cost - $10,906.00

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.