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

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Gail Ravnitzky


Total cost of 8 trips: $9,956.46


Trips traveled under the office of Carolyn Maloney

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: GLAXO, WYETH-AYERST, CYTYC, HUMANA, WEB MD, AND THE SOCIETY FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN WOMEN'S HEALTH PROGRAMS AND MEET WITH HEALTH CARE LEADERS AND EXPERTS TO DISCUSS WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES.
Date: Feb 17, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $574.72
source

Destination: TOUR NYU DOWNTOWN HOSPITAL AND MEET WITH HOSPITAL LEADERS
Sponsor: NYU Downtown Hospital
Purpose: VISIT EMERGENCY ROOM FACILITIES THAT ARE IN NEED OF REPAIR AND RENOVATION
Date: Apr 28, 2000
Expense: $448.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Adam Schiff

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Jan 2, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $2,985.53
source

Destination: MICROSOFT CAMPUS VISIT, MEETINGS, BRIEFINGS
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-LEARN ABOUT TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES, PRIVACY, SECURITY, AND OTHER ISSUES
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,006.21
source

Destination: DC TO PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES AND LEARN ABOUT ISSUE PERSPECTIVES
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $545.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS ABOUT ISSUES OF THE DAY (FREE MARKET APPROACH TO HEALTH CARE, HOMELAND SECURITY, JOBS, ETC.)
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $694.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, FACT-FINDING TRIP TO DISCUSS PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, PIRACY, AND CONTENT ISSUES
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,955.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FOR A ON PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES SUCH AS SOCIAL SECURITY, ECONOMIC POLICY, OVERSIGHT, NATIONAL SECURITY, AND OTHERS
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $748.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Gail Ravnitzky.


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.