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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

Save The Children


Total cost of 10 trips: $30,307.12


Traveler: Shannon Smith (from the office of Richard Durbin)
Destination: WASHINGTON TO MALAWI
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $3,197.00
source

Traveler: Mandy Folse (from the office of Mary Landrieu)
Destination: MALAWI, AFRICA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, STUDY TOUR
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $3,197.00
source

Traveler: Mary Andrus (from the office of Jim Leach)
Destination: LILONGWE, MALAWI
Purpose: TO VISIT HIV/AIDS PROGRAMS, HEALTH CLINICS, HOSPITALS AND SCHOOLS TO OBSERVE HOW PROGRAMS ARE WORKING AND TALK WITH THOSE WHO ARE PROVIDING SERVICES TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PROJECTS THAT ARE SUCCESSFUL
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $3,197.00
source

Traveler: Grady Bourn (from the office of Jerry Lewis)
Destination: IAD-LONDON-JOHANNESBURG-LILONGWE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP FOCUSED ON AIDS AND EDUCATION ISSUES IN MALAWI, AFRICA
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $3,197.00
source

Traveler: Cindy Buhl (from the office of James Mcgovern)
Destination: ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
Purpose: VISIT AND REVIEW USAID-FUNDED CHILD SURVIVAL, MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH CARE, HIV/AIDS, ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN, PRIMARY EDUCATION, AND MICRO-ENTERPRISE PROGRAMS IN ETHIOPIA
Date: Aug 13, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $3,110.35
source

Traveler: Christos Tsentas (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
Purpose: OBSERVE SAVE THE CHILDREN PROGRAMS FOR ORPHANS & VULNERABLE CHILDREN, SUPPLEMENTARY FEEDING, AND HIV/AIDS & INTERACTION WITH UNITED STATES MISSION IN ETHIOPIA
Date: Aug 13, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $3,110.35
source

Traveler: Shelly Stoneman (from the office of Steven Rothman)
Destination: ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/EDUCATIONAL: LEARN ABOUT SAVE THE CHILDREN'S FOREIGN AID PROJECTS IN ETHIOPIA
Date: Aug 13, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $3,110.35
source

Traveler: Jordan Press (from the office of Christopher Shays)
Destination: ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
Purpose: TO LEARN HOW SAVE THE CHILDREN WORKS WITH U.S. GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE FUNDS TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES IN A DEVELOPING COUNTRY. WE VISITED A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS, WITH A FOCUS ON FOOD AID AND HIV/AIDS, BUT ALSO MODEL PROGRAMS IN ED
Date: Aug 13, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $3,110.35
source

Traveler: Susan Brown (from the office of Anne Northup)
Destination: HONGKONG TO JAKARTA INDONESIA, TOKYO
Purpose: TO GET A PROGRESS REPORT ON POST-TSUNAMI RECONSTRUCTION AND THE STATUS/WELL-BEING OF DISPLACED & ORPHANED CHILDREN
Date: Aug 20, 2005 (11 days)
Expense: $2,538.86
source

Traveler: Shiloh Reiher (from the office of Deborah Pryce)
Destination: JAKARTA, INDONESIA-BANDA ACEH-HKOSEMAWE
Purpose: STUDY TOUR OF EMERGENCY PROTECTION PROGRAMS IN INDONESIA, INCLUDING THE TSUNAMI-AFFECTED REGION
Date: Aug 20, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $2,538.86
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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?

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.