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Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

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Recent Posts

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Eric Olson


Total cost of 7 trips: $8,779.61


Trips traveled under the office of Thomas Daschle

Destination: PONTE VEDRA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,560.38
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Nov 8, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,820.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 5, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $961.00
source

Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Coalition of Service Industries
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO THE WTO
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.47
source


Trips traveled under the office of Anna Eshoo

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF VISIT TO SILICON VALLEY, TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: FACT-FINDING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,467.00
source

Destination: TECHNOLOGY POLICY 2002 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Sponsor: ALCATEL, ACT AT&T, LEVEL 3, MICROSOFT, NARM, PEGASUS, SPRINT, TELCORDIA, VERISIGN, XO COMMUNICATIONS VSDA
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,018.26
source

Destination:
Sponsor: NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR POLITICAL INVOLVEMENT PROFESSIONALS
Purpose: SPEAK ON PANEL ON GRASSROOTS ADVOCACY
Date: Jan 30, 2003
Expense: $317.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Eric Olson.


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.