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Trips by*

Eric Johnson


Total cost of 13 trips: $52,864.30


Trips traveled under the office of Robert Wexler

Destination: EGYPT
Sponsor: Egypt's International Economic Forum
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $1,668.00
source

Destination: OMAN
Sponsor: Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 19, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $8,510.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: International Coalition for Missing Israeli Soldiers
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 28, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,430.80
source

Destination: TAIWAN, ROC
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Dec 17, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $3,305.00
source

Destination: ANKARA AND ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: ITKIB Association USA
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP-CAUCUS ON US-TURKISH RELATIONS
Date: Feb 14, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $5,233.50
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT-FINDING
Date: May 29, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,258.00
source

Destination: BRUSSELS
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 11, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,639.20
source

Destination: SYRIA, JORDAN, ISRAEL
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 30, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $7,362.39
source

Destination: NORTHERN CYPRUS/ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: Turkish Cypriot History Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $2,254.24
source

Destination: JAKARTA, YOGYAKARTA & BALI
Sponsor: United States-Indonesia Society
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 18, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $7,425.00
source

Destination: MEINZ, BAMBERG, BERLIN, GERMANY
Sponsor: Hanseatic Institute Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 14, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $1,930.00
source

Destination: AMSTERDAM-BELGIUM
Sponsor: NETHERLANDS ATLANTIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $3,590.17
source

Destination: BEIJING, CHINA-NANJING, CHINA-SHANGHAI, CHINA
Sponsor: CASI FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN & CHINA CONTACT FRIENDLY ASSOC.
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 2, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $4,258.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Eric Johnson.


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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

    Free Community College for All

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    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

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  • 01.05.15

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