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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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Office of

Collin Peterson


Total cost of 68 office trips: $94,842.71


Trips by Collin Peterson
Total cost of congressperson's 21 trips: $39,007.13

Destination: MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Buckmasters Ltd
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $648.75
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION
Purpose: SPEAKER CRT AND CONSERVATION
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $980.67
source

Destination: CAPE TOWN, RSA-GEORGE RSA
Sponsor: Alaska Natural Gas to Liquids
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 27, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $8,428.20
source

Destination: JAX
Sponsor: Dee Dot Timberlands
Purpose:
Date: Nov 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,479.00
source

Destination: MINNEAPOLIS-KEARNEY, NEBRASKA-DETROIS LAKE, MN
Sponsor: NEBRASKA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION-RAIN WATER BASIN JOINT VENTURE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, PANEL PARTICIPATION
Date: Jan 5, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $823.30
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Safari Club International and affiliates
Purpose: FACT FINDING, SPEAKER
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $918.33
source

Destination: DCA-COLUMBUS-CHICAGO-MSP
Sponsor: NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION
Purpose: SUBSTANTIAL PARTICIPATION IN ISSUES CONFERENCE.
Date: Feb 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $809.24
source

Destination: OSCEOLA, IOWA
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $892.01
source

Destination: MPLS-LAS VEGAS-WASH. DC.
Sponsor: American Federation of Musicians
Purpose:
Date: Jun 23, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $919.63
source

Destination: BILLINGS MONTANA (MSP-BILLINGS-FARGO)
Sponsor: Montana Wool Growers Association
Purpose: SPEAKER-ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,307.53
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Archery Manufacturers & Merchants Organization
Purpose: PANEL PARTICIPANT
Date: Jan 25, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,305.06
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE
Sponsor: Winn-Dixie Stores
Purpose: MEETINGS, FOOD SAFETY, BIO-TERRORISM FOOD QUALITY PROTECTION ACT
Date: Mar 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,220.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Safari Club International and affiliates
Purpose: CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,614.53
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE
Sponsor: Winn-Dixie Stores
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE RE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING
Date: Apr 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Destination: JACKSON HOLE
Sponsor: COMMUNITY FINANCIAL SERVICES ASSN OF AMERICA AND ADVANCE AMERICA
Purpose: FORUM ON DEFERRED DEPOSIT INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 8, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,584.00
source

Destination: FARGO-CHICAGO-WASHINGTON
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE/CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: Oct 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,471.63
source

Destination: MSP-POLLACK
Sponsor: Dairy Farmers of America
Purpose: INFORMATIVE/AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION/CRP UPDATE
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $6,008.00
source

Destination: FARGO-MSP-MEMPHIS-GULFPORT-MEMPHIS-DCA
Sponsor: American Sugarbeet Growers Association
Purpose: SPEECH - MEET WITH BOARD-GROWERS
Date: Feb 1, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,489.00
source

Destination: DETROIT LAKES, MN-MARSHALL, MN-GRAUS FORKS, NA
Sponsor: Schwan Food Company
Purpose: SPEAKER - SCHWAN UNIVERSITY-BUSINESS EXECUTIVES
Date: Sep 17, 2004
Expense: $2,036.00
source

Destination: HERREID-POLLACK
Sponsor: Dairy Farmers of America
Purpose: INFORMATIVE/AGRICULTURE/CRP UPDATE
Date: Oct 15, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $724.00
source

Destination: MONTEREY BAY
Sponsor: American Frozen Food Institute
Purpose: SPEECH-BD OF DIRECTORS-AFFI MID YEAR BD MEETING
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,298.25
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Collin Peterson

Steven Bekkerus
Christine Birdsong
William Black
Chip Conley
Nona Darrell
April Demert
Robin Gioracke
Robin Goracke
Earnest Goule
Chris Iacaruso
Tony Jackson
Martha Josephson
Robert Larew
Andrew Martin
Russell Middleton
Christopher Ogilvie
John Riley
Anne Simmons
Katherine Telleen



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.