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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Francis Gibbs


Total cost of 9 trips: $15,301.89


Trips traveled under the office of Ander Crenshaw

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: FLORIDA CITRUS MUTUAL; FLORIDA FARM BUREAU; FLORIDA FRUIT AND VEG.
Purpose: SOUTH FLA. AGRICULTURE
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,542.59
source

Destination: MINNESOTA (VARIOUS SITES)
Sponsor: MINNESOTA CORN GROWERS
Purpose: EDUCATION (FARM BILL/ENERGY)
Date: Aug 24, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,089.62
source

Destination: PBI
Sponsor: FLORIDA SUGAR CANE LEAGUE (80%) AND SUGAR CANE GROWERS COOPERATIVE OF FLORIDA (20%)
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF SUGAR CANE FARMS AND FACILITIES
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $822.00
source

Destination: SAHRAWI REFUGEE CAMPS (ALGERIA)
Sponsor: Defense Forum Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION TO VIEW PROGRESS OF ONGOING UN MISSION FOR THE REFERENDUM IN WESTERN SAHARA.
Date: May 25, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,383.48
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: STAFF TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT STATE AND FEDERAL TELECOM ISSUES
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,503.00
source

Destination: FLEW INTO WEST PALM AIRPORT FOR FARM TOURS IN SE FL
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATION AND FACT-FINDING OF AGRICULTURE ISSUES
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $755.20
source

Destination: ORLANDO
Sponsor: FL. DEPT. OF CITRUS (STATE AGENCY) AND FL. CITRUS MUTUAL
Purpose: EDUCATION ABOUT CITRUS ISSUES
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,106.00
source

Destination: TAIPEI
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Dec 8, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $4,300.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Connie Mack

Destination: MIAMI, FL-DUCKKEY, FL
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: TOUR RURAL ENERGY COOPS IN FLORIDA
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,800.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Francis Gibbs.


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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