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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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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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Project Interchange - $61,217.50 spent on 6 trips
38.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
61.1% spent on Republican Party

KIRK, MARK STEVEN - Republican Party
November 17, 2001 - November 25, 2001 (9 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Jerusalem, Israel - Haifa, Israel - Amman, Jordan
Co-sponsor(s): American Jewish Committee
Purpose - observe and study Israeli defense situation and meet with Israeli and Jordanian officials
Total Cost - $12,766.00

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Amman, Jordan - Tel Aviv, Israel
Co-sponsor(s): American Jewish Committee
Purpose - Educational seminars in Jordan & Israel
Total Cost - $6,461.75

CHABOT, STEVE - Republican Party
November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Amman, Jordan - Tel Aviv, Israel
Co-sponsor(s): American Jewish Committee
Purpose - Educational seminar in Jordan and Israel
Total Cost - $12,564.50

STRICKLAND, TED - Democratic Party
November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Amman, Jordan - Tel Aviv, Israel
Co-sponsor(s): American Jewish Committee
Purpose - Educational seminar in Jordan and Israel
Total Cost - $6,467.75

ROS-LEHTINEN, ILEANA - Republican Party
November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Amman, Jordan - Tel Aviv, Israel
Co-sponsor(s): American Jewish Committee
Purpose - Educational seminar in Jordan and Israel
Total Cost - $12,051.50

GUTIERREZ, LUIS V - Democratic Party
November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Amman, Jordan - Tel Aviv, Israel
Co-sponsor(s): American Jewish Committee
Purpose - Educational seminars and meeting in Jordan and Israel
Total Cost - $10,906.00

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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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    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.
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    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.
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    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.