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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

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Trips sponsored by

Organization for Tropical Studies


Total cost of 26 trips: $46,107.75


Traveler: Kenneth Flanz (from the office of Michael Crapo)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: STUDY ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS IN TROPICAL COUNTRIES
Date: May 27, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,067.00
source

Traveler: Deb Fiddelke (from the office of Chuck Hagel)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: STUDY ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES FACED BY DEVELOPING COUNTRIES IN THE TROPICS
Date: May 27, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,067.00
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Traveler: Andrea Tebbe (from the office of Ray Lahood)
Destination:
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 27, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,067.00
source

Traveler: Jennifer Johnson (from the office of Darrell Issa)
Destination: SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA
Purpose: ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
Date: May 27, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,067.00
source

Traveler: Susan Mers (from the office of David Price)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL (U.S. DECISION MAKERS COURSE)
Date: May 27, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,067.00
source

Traveler: David Watkins (from the office of James Hansen)
Destination:
Purpose: TROPICAL STUDIES
Date: May 26, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $1,873.91
source

Traveler: Gene Smith (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 26, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $2,362.22
source

Traveler: Jennifer Barrett (from the office of Mark Udall)
Destination:
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN OTS U.S. DECISIONMAKERS COURSE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS IN TROPICAL COUNTRIES
Date: May 26, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $2,360.00
source

Traveler: Abbie Meador (from the office of John Olver)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC - COSTA RICA
Purpose: COURSE ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN TROPICAL COUNTRIES
Date: May 26, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $2,362.20
source

Traveler: Bill Wicker (from the office of Jeff Bingaman)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN OTS'S 2003 U.S. DECISION-MAKERS COURSE. PROGRAM DIRECTLY ADDRESSES THE ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES FACED BY DEVELOPING COUNTRIES-IN THE TROPICS, EXEMPLIFIED BY PROJECTS AND SITES IN C.R.
Date: Feb 16, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $1,150.00
source

Traveler: Nicole Kroetsch (from the office of Byron Dorgan)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: TO STUDY ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES FACED BY DEVELOPING COUNTRIES IN THE TROPICS AND EXAMINE PROJECTS & SITES IN COSTA RICA
Date: Feb 16, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $1,020.00
source

Traveler: Amy Fraenkel (from the office of Ernest Hollings)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: U.S. DECISION MAKERS COURSE ON CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT ISSUES FOR HILL STAFF AND OTHER SENIOR STAFF
Date: Feb 16, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $1,795.00
source

Traveler: Lloyd Ritter (from the office of Tom Harkin)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT VARIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, INCLUDING TROPICAL FORESTRY, CONSERVATION AND URBAN SEQUESTRATION
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $1,360.00
source

Traveler: Paul Brotherton (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: COSTA RICA LECTURES-FIELD TRIPS IN PARKS AND RESEARCH STATIONS.
Purpose: FACT FINDING IN COSTA RICA. ECONOMIC & ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $2,895.00
source

Traveler: Jason Grove (from the office of Ralph Regula)
Destination: SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA
Purpose: STUDYING BIODIVERSITY PRESERVATION TECHNIQUES
Date: Mar 18, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,095.00
source

Traveler: Alison Fox (from the office of Tom Harkin)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL COURSE ON FORESTRY AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $2,499.00
source

Traveler: Michael Zehr (from the office of Mitch Mcconnell)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: POLICY MAKER'S COURSE ON CONSERVATION AND BIODIVERSITY
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $2,499.00
source

Traveler: Christy Plumer (from the office of Lincoln Chafee)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: ORGANIZATION FOR TROPICAL STUDIES-DECISION MAKING CAUSE FOR US POLICY MAKERS
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $2,499.00
source

Traveler: Michael Goo (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: ATTEND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY PROGRAM
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $2,499.00
source

Traveler: Tina Kaarsberg (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose:
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $2,499.00
source

Traveler: Jessica Lenard (from the office of Frank Pallone)
Destination: SAN JUAN, COSTA RICA
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL DECISION MAKERS COURSE ON THE IMPORTANCE OF CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES-STUDIES INCLUDED ECOSYSTEM BIODIVERSITY, CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES EMPLOYED GLOBALLY, AND CURRENT INTERNATIONAL EFFORTS (INCLUDING TRADE AND CONSERVAT
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $1,044.00
source

Traveler: Loretta Beaumont (from the office of C.W. Young)
Destination: SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA
Purpose: TO ATTEND A DECISIONMAKERS COURSE ON TROPICAL ECOSYSTEMS FOR GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY OFFICIALS
Date: Feb 16, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $2,499.00
source

Traveler: Brian Bonlender (from the office of Jay Inslee)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: FACT FINDING, ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY FOR TROPICAL FORESTS AND IMPACTS OF AMERICAN POLICIES EFFECTING TROPICAL COUNTRIES AND THEIR POLICIES EFFECTING THE UNITED STATES
Date: Mar 15, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $1,047.00
source

Traveler: Helen Hardin (from the office of Zach Wamp)
Destination: SAN JOSE
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: May 28, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $2,288.35
source

Traveler: Geoffrey Brown (from the office of Jim Jeffords)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: EXAMINE ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUES IN THE TROPICS. ATTENDING US DECISION MAKERS COURSE
Date: May 29, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $830.29
source

Traveler: Janine Benner (from the office of Earl Blumenauer)
Destination: COSTA RICA
Purpose: U.S. DECISION-MAKERS COURSE ON ECOLOGICAL, ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, AND SOCIAL FACTORS SHAPING RESOURCE USE AND CONSERVATION IN LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES
Date: May 29, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $2,295.78
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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.