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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 by*

Matthew Nelson


Total cost of 8 trips: $7,395.79


Trips traveled under the office of Thomas Allen

Destination: TOUR OF MAINE WOODS PROPERTIES
Sponsor: Plum Creek Timber Company Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $455.00
source

Destination: KEYSTONE, CO
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: REPRESENT CONGRESSMAN ALLEN AT BOARD MEETING
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $1,150.49
source

Destination: AIRLIE CENTER, WARRENTON, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTENDANCE AT CONFERENCE TITLED "ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE: THE SCIENCE AND HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS"
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $345.00
source

Destination: YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NV
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP.
Date: May 25, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,441.09
source

Destination: COLORADO
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: ATTENDING THE ANNUAL KEYSTONE ENERGY BOARD MEETING
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,052.17
source

Destination: AIRLIE VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTENDING THE COURSE "ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE: THE SCIENCE AND HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS"
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $535.00
source

Destination: BATON ROUGE, LA
Sponsor: National Association of Convenience Stores
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF A PETROLEUM REFINERY, A PETROLEUM PIPELINE, AND A PETROLEUM RETAILER
Date: Jun 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $953.91
source


Trips traveled under the office of Hillary Clinton

Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Sponsor: EMBASSY OF CHILE & CHILEM AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION FACT FINDING MISSION RELATED TO A PROPOSED O.S.-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: May 26, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,463.13
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Matthew Nelson.


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.
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    UnRetirement

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