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Trips by*

Larry Lavender


Total cost of 7 trips: $27,240.63


Trips traveled under the office of Spencer Bachus

Destination: W VA
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: EXAMINE THE ROK-US ALLIANCE AND TENSIONS ON KOREAN PENINSULA. DIALOGUE WITH CONGRESSIONAL STAFF AND NATIONAL EXPERTS
Date: Aug 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,250.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $596.67
source

Destination: SEOUL, KOREA
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: FAMILIARIZATION TRIP TO KOREA, DMZ
Date: Nov 29, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $10,333.30
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Dec 12, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $2,588.40
source

Destination: LUXOR, EGYPT
Sponsor: American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $2,728.00
source

Destination: TBILISI, GEORGIA
Sponsor: Potomac Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION AND FACT FINDING REGARDING THE EMERGING DEMOCRACY IN GEORGIA
Date: Aug 13, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $3,487.65
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-TOULOUSE, FRANCE-CHESTER, UK-PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: Airbus
Purpose: AVIATION FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $6,256.61
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Larry Lavender.


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.
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    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

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