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Trips by*

Mary Kerr


Total cost of 7 trips: $27,464.06


Trips traveled under the office of James Oberstar

Destination: CHINA (BEIJING, XIAN, SHANGHAI, HONGKONG)
Sponsor: Chinese People's Institute for Foreign Affairs
Purpose: FACT-FINDING-45TH CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (15 days)
Expense: $8,500.00
source

Destination: GERMANY (BERLIN, ERFURT & KIEL)
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP RELATED TO GERMANY POST-REUNIFICATION
Date: May 26, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,196.00
source

Destination: DELHI/AGRA/CHENNAI/MUMBAI, INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $3,685.00
source

Destination: BEIJING - XI'AN, SHANGHAI, HONGKONG
Sponsor: US-Asia Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (15 days)
Expense: $7,589.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Investment Company Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP REGARDING MUTUAL FUNDS
Date: Jun 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $925.86
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group
Purpose: INFORMATION GATHERING ON INDUSTRY & RELEVANT ISSUES
Date: Aug 10, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,530.00
source

Destination: NEWARK - SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: INFORMATION TRIP, INCLUDING TRADE & SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $3,038.20
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Mary Kerr.


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?

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  • 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.