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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

Institute for Democratic Strategies


Total cost of 8 trips: $34,141.60


Traveler: Atonte Diete-Spiff (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: EQUATORIAL GUINEA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 24, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $6,031.40
source

Traveler: Craig Albright (from the office of Joseph Knollenberg)
Destination: EQUATORIAL GUNiEA, AFRICA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 24, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,031.40
source

Traveler: Harold Boyd (from the office of Carolyn Kilpatrick)
Destination:
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 24, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $6,031.40
source

Traveler: Faith Blackburne (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: EQUATORIAL GUINEA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 24, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,031.40
source

Traveler: Malik Chaka (from the office of Benjamin Gilman)
Destination: MALOBO, EQUATORIAL GUINEA VIA DOULA, CAMERON
Purpose: OBSERVE EQUATORIAL GUINEA LOCAL ELECTIONS
Date: May 24, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $5,476.00
source

Traveler: Russell Thomasson (from the office of Robert Smith)
Destination: SCHRAWI REFUGEES CAMPS/WESTERN SAHARA
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Apr 15, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,580.00
source

Traveler: John Denning (from the office of Robert Smith)
Destination: SAHRAWI REFUGEE CAMPS/WESTERN SAHARA
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Apr 15, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,535.00
source

Traveler: Sharon Waxman (from the office of Edward Kennedy)
Destination: WESTERN SAHARA
Purpose: REFUGEE CAMP VISIT
Date: May 27, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,425.00
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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

    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.