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Help for students displaced by Hurricane Katrina

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"Our hearts go out to the victims of this unspeakable tragedy. We stand ready to help -- and will do everything in our power to meet the needs of those affected. We will welcome these kids and worry about the fine print later."


                               -- Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings


Hurricane Katrina has devastated the Gulf Coast region and uprooted hundreds of thousands of school-age children and their families. We offer the following resources for those who are interested in helping displaced students:

Statement from NSF, and a Message from Diane Spresser

ED has set up a website where schools serving students displaced by the hurricane can request help:

http://www2.ed.gov/programs/hera-ope/index.html

AERA is establishing a web-based list of colleges and universities, research institutes, and educational institutions and organizations with available positions, opportunities, and resources for education research faculty, students, and other researchers uprooted by the Hurricane. Visit the AERA website for contact information:

http://aera.net/opportunities/?id=829

The Education Commission of the States (ECS) is tracking what states and federal agencies are doing to address the impact on students, teachers, schools, and colleges and universities. Follow the link below for information and resources from states and federal agencies. Includes: What States Are Doing ~ Governor/State Responses ~ Federal/National Responses ~ Regional Information ~ Press/Media

http://www.ecs.org/ecsmain.asp?page=/html/newsMedia/katrina_information.asp

Read a summary of the situation as well as the Department of Education's plan to meet the needs of displaced students:

http://www2.ed.gov/programs/hera-ope/index.html

EdWeek has several articles on the effects of Katrina on schools and the nationwide response to assist school children:

http://www.edweek.org/ew/collections/hurricane-katrina/index.html

And of course, the American Red Cross is accepting monetary donations:

http://www.redcross.org

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