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

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Trips by*

Michael Torra


Total cost of 6 trips: $9,408.73


Trips traveled under the office of Silvestre Reyes

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-SANTA ANA, CA-OXNARD, CA
Sponsor: SANTA ANA COLLEGE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT IRVINE
Purpose: EXPLORE CROSS-INSTITUTIONAL COOPERATION TO INCREASE HISPANIC EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,117.91
source

Destination: BUENOS AIRES, ARG. NEUQUEN, ARG.
Sponsor: RIO DE LA PLATA UNIVERSITY
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT ARGENTINE ECONOMY AND HEMISPHERIC TRADE
Date: May 27, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,075.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT NEW TECHNOLOGY AND MINORITY OUTREACH
Date: Jan 21, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,369.22
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-LOS ANGELES-TAIWAN (ROC)
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Mar 30, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $4,480.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Better World Campaign
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 16, 2003
Expense: $154.60
source

Destination: CIUDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO
Sponsor: LATIN AMERICAN WORKING GROUP AND WASHINGTON OFFICE ON LATIN AMERICA
Purpose: LEARN MORE ABOUT UNRESOLVED MURDERS IN CIUDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO (EDUCATIONAL)
Date: Oct 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $212.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Michael Torra.


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.