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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 by*

Bridget Walsh


Total cost of 10 trips: $12,599.67


Trips traveled under the office of Bill Nelson

Destination: SARASOTA, DESOTO, CHARLOTTE, HENDRY, GLADES COUNTIES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: AGRICULTURE EDUCATION
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $925.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV-YUCCA MOUNTAIN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO YUCCA MOUNTAIN
Date: May 29, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $957.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, ORLANDO, KEYWEST, FL
Sponsor: FLORIDA MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC ASSOC AND FL MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT PUBLIC POWER IN GENERAL AND SPECIFICALLY FL'S COMMUNITY OWNED ELECTRIC UTILITIES
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,187.71
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC ISSUES RETREAT
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $383.73
source

Destination: UNITED KINGDOM
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT THE NUCLEAR POWER INDUSTRY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
Date: Aug 24, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,450.00
source

Destination: MAURAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose:
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,255.52
source

Destination: TAMPA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $785.00
source

Destination: DRESDEN GORLITZ, BERLIN, GERMANY
Sponsor: Checkpoint Charlie Foundation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 22, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $2,300.00
source

Destination: TAMPA, FL
Sponsor: TECO Energy Inc
Purpose: TOUR POLK POWER STATION
Date: Mar 21, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $538.71
source

Destination: FLORIDA-KEYS
Sponsor: Nature Conservancy
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: May 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $817.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Bridget Walsh.


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

    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

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    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.