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The Lost Children of Katrina

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American RadioWorks |
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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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Trips sponsored by

National Association of Federally Impacted Schools


Total cost of 10 trips: $13,649.74


Traveler: Robert Holmes (from the office of J.D. Hayworth)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Purpose: TO GIVE A SPEECH AND PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 2, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,389.33
source

Traveler: Lynn Selmser (from the office of William Goodling)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE REGIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FEDERALLY IMPACTED SCHOOLS TO DISCUSS REAUTHORIZATION OF THE IMPACT AID PROGRAM
Date: Feb 2, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,225.51
source

Traveler: Lynn Selmser (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination:
Purpose:
Date: Feb 7, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,601.39
source

Traveler: Erin Strawn (from the office of Randy Cunningham)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO LAS VEGAS, NV
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE NAFIS REGIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 6, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Traveler: Alex Nock (from the office of George Miller)
Destination:
Purpose: SPEAK AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $725.00
source

Traveler: Jana Weir (from the office of Robin Hayes)
Destination: WASH DC-LAS VEGAS, NV
Purpose: SPEAK AT A CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 4, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,105.00
source

Traveler: Sally Lovejoy (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: VEGAS
Purpose: CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS IMPACT AID PROGRAM
Date: Feb 4, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,176.34
source

Traveler: Erin Strawn (from the office of Randy Cunningham)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO LAS VEGAS, NV
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE NAFIS REGIONAL CONFERENCE AND PARTICIPATE IN INFORMATION SHARING SESSIONS
Date: Feb 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,250.00
source

Traveler: Cynthia Vukmer (from the office of James Inhofe)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING; SPEAKING AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 9, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,371.43
source

Traveler: Colin Sheldon (from the office of Norman Dicks)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER, PANELIST AND PARTICIPANT
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $755.74
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?

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    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

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    The Future of College

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    UnRetirement

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