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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?

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American RadioWorks |
Photo: FEMA Photo Library.

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?

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  • 04.01.15

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  • 03.25.15

    The End of College or the University of Everywhere

    When education policy wonk Kevin Carey looks into the future, he sees the end of traditional colleges and universities and he says that's a good thing.
  • 03.18.15

    UnRetirement

    Today older Americans are heading back to school in record numbers. Many have already started a career, but want to gain knowledge or skills that can make them more competitive in the workplace. Colleges and universities are grappling with the needs of a changing population of students.

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American Sugar Alliance - $40,288.18 spent on 14 trips
82.8% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
17.2% spent on Republican Party

COMBEST, LARRY - Republican Party
August 6, 2000 - August 8, 2000 (3 days)
Steamboat Springs, CO
Purpose - Talk about farm legislation
Total Cost - $1,929.37

ENGEL, ELIOT - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 8, 2003 (7 days)
Seattle, WA
Purpose - Not specified
Total Cost - $4,983.40

EWING, THOMAS W - Republican Party
August 7, 2000 - August 9, 2000 (3 days)
Steamboat Springs, CO
Purpose - Sweetener Symposium
Total Cost - $2,598.95

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
August 7, 2000 - August 9, 2000 (3 days)
Steamboat Springs, CO
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $2,653.90

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
August 4, 2001 - August 7, 2001 (4 days)
Sun Valley, ID
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $3,848.40

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 5, 2003 (4 days)
Blaine, WA
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $1,458.47

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
August 3, 2002 - August 7, 2002 (5 days)
Bernalillo, NM
Purpose - Keynote Speaker at 19th annual International Sweetener Symposium. Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa
Total Cost - $6,957.16

FOLEY, MARK - Republican Party
August 7, 2004 - August 11, 2004 (5 days)
Denver, CO
Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Total Cost - $1,186.22

CONRAD, KENT - Democratic Party
August 8, 2004 - August 9, 2004 (2 days)
Vail, CO
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $1,134.50

STABENOW, DEBBIE - Democratic Party
August 8, 2004 - August 10, 2004 (3 days)
Vail, CO
Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Total Cost - $4,041.00

THOMAS, CRAIG - Republican Party
August 8, 2004 - August 9, 2004 (2 days)
Vail, CO
Purpose - Speech at International Sweetener Symposium
Total Cost - $951.75

ABERCROMBIE, NEIL - Democratic Party
August 7, 2004 - August 12, 2004 (6 days)
Vail, CO
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $5,725.76

MELANCON, CHARLES J - Democratic Party
August 6, 2005 - August 8, 2005 (3 days)
Sun Valley, ID
Purpose - Speech to symposium
Total Cost - $2,544.80

SIMPSON, MICHAEL KEITH - Republican Party
August 9, 2005 - August 10, 2005 (2 days)
not specified
Purpose - To speak at the August 10th breakfast session of the 22nd International Sweetener symposium
Total Cost - $274.50

American RadioWorks |
Photo: FEMA Photo Library.

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?

Recent Posts

  • 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.
  • 04.01.15

    The Future of College

    Kevin Carey's book "The End of College" is stirring up debate in higher ed circles. This week, a response to the book by a critic.
  • 03.25.15

    The End of College or the University of Everywhere

    When education policy wonk Kevin Carey looks into the future, he sees the end of traditional colleges and universities and he says that's a good thing.
  • 03.18.15

    UnRetirement

    Today older Americans are heading back to school in record numbers. Many have already started a career, but want to gain knowledge or skills that can make them more competitive in the workplace. Colleges and universities are grappling with the needs of a changing population of students.