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The Lost Children of Katrina

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Trips sponsored by

Korea Economic Institute


Total cost of 7 trips: $40,167.23


Traveler: James Williams (from the office of Richard Durbin)
Destination: SEOUL, S. KOREA
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: May 27, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $5,400.00
source

Traveler: David Kavanaugh (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: SEOUL, KOREA
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: May 27, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $5,260.00
source

Traveler: Randall Soderquist (from the office of Jeff Bingaman)
Destination: SOUTH KOREA
Purpose: CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Nov 11, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $5,400.00
source

Traveler: Jason Blazakis (from the office of Jim Saxton)
Destination: WASHINGTON TO SEOUL
Purpose: CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Nov 11, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $4,700.00
source

Traveler: Catherine Wojtasik (from the office of Evan Bayh)
Destination: SOUTH KOREA
Purpose: CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 29, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $4,830.09
source

Traveler: Jennifer Park (from the office of James Moran)
Destination: SEOUL, KOREA
Purpose: CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE ON TRADE AND SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $7,288.57
source

Traveler: Brian Stout (from the office of Thomas Davis)
Destination: SEOUL, KOREA
Purpose: CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE ON ECONOMIC, TRADE AND SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $7,288.57
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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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    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.