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The U.S. Education Department’s hurricane-relief Web site has attracted donors providing everything from textbooks and backpacks full of school supplies, to educational software and cash.
December 7, 2005 – Education Week (Web)
From elementary pupils cracking open their piggy banks to companies and foundations writing seven-figure checks, a flood of donations has reached schools and students affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, which devastated parts of the Gulf Coast and the coast of Texas.
October 26, 2005 – Education Week
Thousands of Louisiana students who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina may not have enrolled in school anywhere, according to the state schools chief, and Louisiana is hard-pressed to keep track of students who have dispersed to almost every state in the country.
October 26, 2005 – Education Week
Gov. Bob Riley of Alabama has announced the formation of a commission to study ways the state can improve the quality of its teaching and reward high-performing teachers.
October 19, 2005 – Education Week
Alabama’s schools and its teachers are reaping the benefits of a budget surplus that grew out of better-than-expected revenues from sales and income taxes.
October 19, 2005 – Education Week
The Department of Education’s acting assistant secretary for civil rights has spent part of every week in Mississippi ever since Hurricane Katrina swept across the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29.
October 19, 2005 – Education Week
After Hurricane Katrina flattened schools along the Gulf Coast and floodwaters swirled into classrooms, the Federal Emergency Management Agency did something it had never done before: It created strike teams of education experts to help schools in Louisiana and Mississippi.
October 12, 2005 – Education Week
House Republican education leaders released a proposal last week that they say would help schools and districts affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita by easing a number of federal restrictions.
October 12, 2005 – Education Week
The debate in Congress over the Bush administration’s idea of providing private school vouchers as part of its hurricane-relief efforts is heading in a new direction.
October 5, 2005 – Education Week
Teachers who have been uprooted from their districts by Hurricane Katrina are facing a bewildering job market, waiting to hear when their schools will reopen as they ponder resettling to accept offers from far-flung locations.
September 28, 2005 – Education Week

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