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American RadioWorks |
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*

Brendon Weiss


Total cost of 12 trips: $18,336.34


Trips traveled under the office of Vito Fossella

Destination:
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 16, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,457.39
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 29, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,258.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Nov 22, 2002
Expense: $394.50
source

Destination: FRENCH GUIANA
Sponsor: Arianespace
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 10, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,322.49
source

Destination: FLORIDA
Sponsor: Capital One Financial Corporation
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE/FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,388.87
source

Destination: LEGISLATIVE MEETINGS AND BUSINESS SEMINARS
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONG. STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,684.90
source

Destination: VIRGINIA CROSSINGS RESORT, GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Date: Jul 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $575.64
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF VISIT
Date: Oct 10, 2003
Expense: $252.80
source

Destination:
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,531.00
source

Destination: EVENING DINNER W/ EXECS; 3 PANEL DISCUSSIONS RE: PREDATORY LENDING
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $814.00
source

Destination: JULY 18TH-EVENING DINNER W/ EXECS. JULY 19TH BREAKFAST ISSUES MEETING; TOUR OF NYSE FLOO MEETING W/ FLOOR BROKER AND SPECIAL NT
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION TRIP ON ISSUES BEFORE HFSC
Date: Jul 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $862.00
source

Destination: BROOMFIELD, CO
Sponsor: LEVEL (3) COMMUNICATIONS; VONAGE; INTRADO
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $794.75
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Brendon Weiss.


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.