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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

Tri-City Industrial Development Council (TRIDEC)


Total cost of 19 trips: $12,931.96


Traveler: William Miner (from the office of David Wu)
Destination: RICHLAND TO HANFORD
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING THE HANFORD NUC. RESERVATION
Date: Aug 9, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $188.50
source

Traveler: Chris Huckleberry (from the office of Darlene Hooley)
Destination: HANFORD
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION OF HANFORD FACILITIES
Date: Aug 9, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $188.50
source

Traveler: Jack Silzel (from the office of George Nethercutt)
Destination: TOUR HANFORD FACILITY AT RICHLAND, WASHINGTON
Purpose:
Date: Aug 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $195.00
source

Traveler: Rian Windsheiner (from the office of Gordon Smith)
Destination: RICHLAND, WASHINGTON
Purpose: BRIEFINGS AND TOUR OF HANFORD FACILITY
Date: Aug 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $80.00
source

Traveler: Richard Krikava (from the office of Gordon Smith)
Destination: TRI-CITIES, WA/HANFORD NUCLEAR FACILITY
Purpose: TOUR OF HANFORD FACILITIES AND REVIEW OF NUCLEAR WASTE MANAGEMENT AND CLEAN UP
Date: Aug 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $200.00
source

Traveler: Jeff Markey (from the office of Doc Hastings)
Destination: RICHLAND, WA
Purpose: FACT FINDING TO HENFORD RESERVATION
Date: Aug 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $225.00
source

Traveler: Tim Valentine (from the office of Lamar Alexander)
Destination: RICHLAND, WASHINGTON
Purpose: TOUR THE HANFORD CLEANUP SITE AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LABORATORY
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,449.44
source

Traveler: Scott Baker (from the office of Jay Inslee)
Destination: Tri-Cities, WA
Purpose: OFFICIAL VISIT TO DEPT. OF ENERGY'S HANFORD CLEANUP SITE.
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $815.41
source

Traveler: David Dreher (from the office of Peter Defazio)
Destination: RICHLAND, WA
Purpose: INFORMATION TOUR OF HANDFORD NUCLEAR RES.
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $547.13
source

Traveler: Jessica Gleason (from the office of Doc Hastings)
Destination: HANFORD NUCLEAR WASTE SITE
Purpose: STAFF TRIP/TOUR HANFORD NUCLEAR WASTE SITE
Date: Aug 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,174.81
source

Traveler: Todd Young (from the office of Doc Hastings)
Destination: RICHLAND, WA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR OF HANFORD NUCLEAR CLEANUP SITE
Date: Aug 8, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,511.90
source

Traveler: Greg Thomas (from the office of J. Gresham Barrett)
Destination: RICHLAND, WASHINGTON
Purpose: HANFORD SITE FACT-FINDING VISIT
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $862.87
source

Traveler: Eli Hopson (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: HANFORD, WA - SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: TO PERFORM OVERSIGHT AT THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LABORATORY, AND TOUR THE NUCLEAR WASTE SUE AT HANFORD
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,306.22
source

Traveler: Jessica Gleason (from the office of Doc Hastings)
Destination: HANFORD NUCLEAR WASTE SITE IN WASHINGTON STATE
Purpose: HANFORD SITE FACT-FINDING VISIT
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,147.40
source

Traveler: Karl Anderson (from the office of George Nethercutt)
Destination: PASCO, WA
Purpose: HANFORD SITE FACT-FINDING VISIT
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,178.41
source

Traveler: Sean Hughes (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: SPOKANE, WA - PASCO, WA
Purpose: HANFORD SITE FACT-FINDING VISIT
Date: Aug 18, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $501.25
source

Traveler: Louis Lauter (from the office of Rick Larsen)
Destination: RICHLAND
Purpose: TO STUDY NUCLEAR WASTE CLEANUP ACTIVITIES * THE HANFORD NUCLEAR RESERVATION
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $299.54
source

Traveler: David Condon (from the office of Cathy Mcmorris)
Destination: RICHLAND
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT PROGRAMS AT HANFORD AND PNNL
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $231.86
source

Traveler: George Poulios (from the office of Cathy Mcmorris)
Destination: DC TO PASCO, WA
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF THE DEPT. OF ENERGY'S HANFORD SITE IN WA STATE. RECEIVED BRIEFINGS ON ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP PROGRESS. MET WITH DOE OFFICIALS AND PROJECT MANAGERS
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $828.72
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.