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Having slept poorly the night before and arrived to a cold classroom Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School student Irvin Kingbird, a senior, curled up with a blanket and pillow in the corner of the resource room to rest and get warm Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2014, at the Bug High School in Bena, MN.   Photo: David Joles, Star Tribune.

Exposing Conditions at Native Schools

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Having slept poorly the night before and arrived to a cold classroom Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School student Irvin Kingbird, a senior, curled up with a blanket and pillow in the corner of the resource room to rest and get warm Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2014, at the Bug High School in Bena, MN.   Photo: David Joles, Star Tribune.

Exposing Conditions at Native Schools

There are 183 federally-run Bureau of Indian Education schools in the nation, and about a third of these are in poor condition. Some students at BIE schools deal with poorly-insulated classrooms, holes in the roof, rodents, and other issues on a daily basis.

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Trips by*

Jason Van Pelt


Total cost of 12 trips: $19,206.98


Trips traveled under the office of Edward Whitfield

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: American Academy of Audiology
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON MEMBER LEGISLATION
Date: Mar 16, 2000
Expense: $1,196.00
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE-LEXINGTON, KY
Sponsor: Council for Burley Tobacco and affiliates
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL AGRICULTURE TOUR
Date: Aug 7, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $552.72
source

Destination: TAMPA, FL
Sponsor: Merck & Co
Purpose: TOUR MERCK MEDCO FACILITIES
Date: Nov 29, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,708.29
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, LA
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,295.00
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Vanderbilt University
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $795.00
source

Destination: ISTANBUL, TURKEY & NORTHN CYPRUS
Sponsor: Turkish Cypriot History Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 4, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,965.00
source

Destination: COLORADO
Sponsor: National Health Policy Forum
Purpose: FACT-FINDING RE: URBAN & RURAL HEALTH SAFETY NET
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,306.17
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ; ELKO, NW; LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: National Mining Association
Purpose: MINING TOUR - COAL & HARD ROCK MINING
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,422.12
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: MEDICAL DEVICE/BIOTECH PRODUCTION FACILITY TOUR
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,451.50
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: TOUR PHARMACEUTICAL & BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH FACILITIES
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,959.39
source

Destination: UTAH
Sponsor: Boston Scientific Corporation
Purpose: VISIT NEWO/CARDIOVASCULAR DEVICE MANUFACTURERS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT INTERNALLY MEASURE PROCEDURES
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,245.13
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Purpose: DISCUSS LEGISLATION at CONVENTIO
Date: Mar 20, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,310.66
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jason Van Pelt.


American RadioWorks |
Having slept poorly the night before and arrived to a cold classroom Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School student Irvin Kingbird, a senior, curled up with a blanket and pillow in the corner of the resource room to rest and get warm Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2014, at the Bug High School in Bena, MN.   Photo: David Joles, Star Tribune.

Exposing Conditions at Native Schools

There are 183 federally-run Bureau of Indian Education schools in the nation, and about a third of these are in poor condition. Some students at BIE schools deal with poorly-insulated classrooms, holes in the roof, rodents, and other issues on a daily basis.

Recent Posts

  • 04.29.15

    Green Teachers

    A generation ago, if you walked into an American classroom, you’d likely find a veteran teacher who'd been on the job for 15 years or more. Today you're more likely to find a brand-new teacher – someone who's been the job for a year or less.
  • 04.22.15

    The First Gen Movement

    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.
  • 04.15.15

    The Lost Children of Katrina

    In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?
  • 04.08.15

    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

    Last month the board of Sweet Briar College announced that the school will shut its doors at the end of this term, due to financial difficulties. The announcement was made abruptly, sending the campus community into a state of shock... and then activism.