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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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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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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Heath Weems


Total cost of 4 trips: $2,041.00


Trips traveled under the office of Cass Ballenger

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: American Youth Policy Forum
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE STRATEGY OF USING SMALL SCHOOLS TO REFORM HIGH SCHOOLS.
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $542.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Howard Mckeon

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Career College Association
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE ROLE THAT CAREER COLLEGES PLAY AS A PART OF THE NATION'S POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION SYSTEM
Date: Nov 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $700.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: NATIONAL COUNCIL OF HIGHER EDUCATION LOAN PROFESSIONALS
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO AT THEIR CONFERENCE ON THE RE-AUTHORIZATION OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT
Date: Nov 17, 2004
Expense: $157.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: University of Phoenix
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX AND THEIR PERSPECTIVES ON THE RE-AUTHORIZATION OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT
Date: Jun 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $642.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Heath Weems.


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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