The following list reflects ODE links related to the Hurricane Katrina disaster.
ODE Media and News Releases
State-to-State Hurricane Relief Efforts (no more dropping off supplies after September 29, please)
Additional Resources for Schools
US Department of Education
(A nationwide videoconference produced by Global Nomads and edited by Salem Teleconference staff.)
Here is a videostream of a recent videoconference that schools in Oregon had an opportunity to observe.
The live videoconference was produced by Global Nomads, a videoconference content provider, and the
participating high schools were located in a variety of states. Evacuated New Orleans students were
located in a Houston high school near the Astrodome where they are making the best of an unfortunate
situation. We recommend teachers use this as a companion piece to discussions about the aftermath of Katrina.
(Some of the footage you see of life in the actual Astrodome was taken by students who are staying there the d
ay before the videoconference). You will need RealPlayer to view the videostream from your computer. You
might consider using a projector to share the video with a classroom of students.
Crisis Management Institute (see "Katrina" link)
Features resource briefs for teachers, counselors, parents and school administrators on general guidelines for handling trauma response and cultural issues involved in helping hurricane-affected students integrate into new schools.
Here's some information in a concise Q/A format from Texas Education Agency, regarding assistance available to hurricane evacuees from several federal NCLB programs: Title I-A, Migrant (I-C) Title II-A, III, V-A.
National Center on Homeless Education
Link to Hurricane Relief Efforts for a comprehensive look at how states
are responding to the educational needs of displaced students. Contains
legislation and policy references, press releases, FAQs, guidance and