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The Lost Children of Katrina

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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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Trips sponsored by

Connell Co


Total cost of 25 trips: $29,635.96


Traveler: John Dingell (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination: DETROIT-NEW YORK-WESTFIELD N.J.-WASH. D.C.
Purpose: LUNCHEON SEMINAR
Date: May 1, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $450.00
source

Traveler: David Bonior (from the office of David Bonior)
Destination: BOSTON - NEWARK - WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 17, 2000
Expense: $479.50
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: WESTFIELD, NJ
Purpose: TO SPEAK ABOUT CURRENT LEGISLATIVE ISSUES/ADDRESSING A GROUP OF EXECUTIVES AT THE CONNELL COMPANY
Date: Sep 8, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,050.00
source

Traveler: Howard Berman (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: NEWARK, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: SPEAKER AT SEMINAR
Date: Sep 18, 2000
Expense: $579.00
source

Traveler: Charles Stenholm (from the office of Charles Stenholm)
Destination: WESTFIELD, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Nov 9, 2000
Expense: $511.00
source

Traveler: Byron Dorgan (from the office of Byron Dorgan)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: ADDRESS EMPLOYEES OF CONNELL COMPANY ABOUT CURRENT LEGISLATION EVENTS IN CONGRESS AT COMPANY MEETING
Date: Mar 12, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $993.00
source

Traveler: Bob Etheridge (from the office of Bob Etheridge)
Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J.
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE UPDATE TO COMPANY EMPLOYEES
Date: Mar 27, 2001
Expense: $639.50
source

Traveler: John Dingell (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATING IN SEMINAR SERIES
Date: Apr 17, 2001
Expense: $83.00
source

Traveler: Nicole Venable (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: MEETING & SPEECH AT CONNELL HEADQUARTERS TO ACCOMPANY REP. JEFFERSON
Date: Jul 10, 2001
Expense: $240.00
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: ADDRESS A GROUP OF CONNELL GROUP EXECUTIVES ON A VARIETY OF POLITICAL ISSUES
Date: Sep 7, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,184.00
source

Traveler: Martin Frost (from the office of Martin Frost)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO PENN STATION, NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: CONNELL COMPANY SEMINAR SERIES
Date: Jan 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $2,412.00
source

Traveler: Howard Berman (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: BERKLEY HEIGHTS, N.J.
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN SEMINAR
Date: May 20, 2002
Expense: $469.50
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN SEMINAR SERIES ON THE 108TH CONGRESS
Date: Sep 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,677.00
source

Traveler: Martin Frost (from the office of Martin Frost)
Destination: NEWARK, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: CONNELL COMPANY SEMINAR SERIES
Date: Feb 7, 2003
Expense: $2,528.50
source

Traveler: Tim Johnson (from the office of Tim Johnson)
Destination: NEWARK, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT FOR THE CONNELL COMPANY'S SEMINAR SERIES ON THE 108TH CONGRESS
Date: Mar 24, 2003
Expense: $570.00
source

Traveler: Charles Stenholm (from the office of Charles Stenholm)
Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 30, 2003
Expense: $563.50
source

Traveler: Marion Berry (from the office of Marion Berry)
Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ
Purpose: SPEECH TO EMPLOYEES OF THE CONNELL CO.
Date: May 5, 2003
Expense: $430.00
source

Traveler: Patrick Kennedy (from the office of Patrick Kennedy)
Destination: NEW JERSEY
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE LUNCHEON
Date: May 28, 2003
Expense: $900.00
source

Traveler: Howard Berman (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: NEWARK, N.J. TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN SEMINAR
Date: Jul 21, 2003
Expense: $316.00
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE CONNELL COMPANY
Date: Sep 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,516.44
source

Traveler: Charles Stenholm (from the office of Charles Stenholm)
Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J.
Purpose:
Date: Feb 23, 2004
Expense: $568.70
source

Traveler: Martin Frost (from the office of Martin Frost)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEWARK, NJ (ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE)
Purpose: CONNELL COMPANY SEMINAR SERIES
Date: Mar 2, 2004
Expense: $2,558.70
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW JERSEY
Purpose: ATTENDED LUNCHEON TO ADDRESS SENIOR EXECUTIVES
Date: Sep 10, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,466.13
source

Traveler: Bennie Thompson (from the office of Bennie Thompson)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - NEWARK, NJ - BILOXI, MS
Purpose: TO PARTICIPANT IN A SEMINAR ENTITLED "THE 109TH CONGRESS" AND PROVIDE UPDATE INFORMATION ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES IN FOREIGN TRADE, TAXES, AND THE ECONOMY
Date: May 6, 2005
Expense: $831.60
source

Traveler: Howard Berman (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN SEMINAR
Date: Jun 13, 2005
Expense: $618.89
source



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.