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Children Grapple with Aftermath of Katrina

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Children Grapple with Aftermath of Katrina

Children's Health

Children Grapple with Aftermath of Katrina

Children Grapple with Aftermath of Katrina

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Tuesday is back-to-school day in many districts around the country, but for kids displaced by Katrina, the question of whether they make it to a classroom soon, and where, is causing difficulty for many families and districts. Our guests look at the plight of children affected by Katrina.

Guests:

Marketa Garner Gautreau, assistant secretary for the Office of Community Services in Lousiana's Department of Social Services

Dr. Diane Treadwell-Deering, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences; chief of psychiatry and psychological services at Texas Children's Hospital

Dr. Harold Dodge, superintendent of Mobile County Public School System in Alabama

Claudia Limbert, president, Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Miss.

Brice Miller, jazz studies coordinator for New Orleans Public Schools in Columbia, Miss.

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