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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

US Committee for the United Nations Population Fund


Total cost of 5 trips: $18,189.02


Traveler: Kelly Fitzgerald (from the office of Robert Borski)
Destination: RABAT, MOROCCO; MARRAKECH, MOROCCO; OUARZAZATE, MOROCCO
Purpose: FIRST HAND EXAMINATION OF INTERNATIONAL FAMILY PLANNING ACTIVITIES AND NGO WORK IN MOROCCO
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $7,680.00
source

Traveler: Lindsey Brill (from the office of Lincoln Chafee)
Destination: SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Purpose: TO VISIT THE HEALTH AND POPULATION PROGRAMS OF THE UN POPULATION FUND IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,568.53
source

Traveler: Julie Cohen (from the office of Herbert Kohl)
Destination: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Purpose: FACT-FINDING RELATING TO U.S. FUNDING FOR INTERNATIONAL HEALTH, HIV/AIDS, AND FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAMS
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,568.53
source

Traveler: Joseph Crowley (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING HEALTH AND FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAMS FUNDED BY UNFPA AND USAID
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,649.06
source

Traveler: Kristin Wells (from the office of John Conyers)
Destination: MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE PROCESS OF RESETTLING REFUGEES WHO ENTER THE UNITED STATES THROUGH THE U.S. REFUGEE PROGRAM AND TO MEET WITH BOSNIAN, HMONG AND SOMALI REFUGEES ABOUT THEIR ADMISSION AND RESETTLEMENT EXPERIENCES
Date: Aug 3, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $722.90
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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    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.
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    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.
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    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.