Fewer People in New Orleans

PHOTO: Flickr.com/EditorB According to U.S. Census data from 2010, the population of New Orleans decreased by 29% from 2000 to 2010. More than 200,000 people were displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and many have been unable to return, even if they might like to,...

Letters to the Editor

Seventh graders at the Dolores Huertes Learning Academy in Oakland, California wrote: I think it is a great idea that kids are fixing the damage that Hurricane Katrina did in 2005. It’s a good thing that students from high school get involved. – Joe Patino Something...

Going Beyond Voting

By IZZY JAGNINSKI Students travel to New Orleans to help with organizing and clean-up efforts. Photos: Perri Hofmann With the upcoming elections, many of my classmates are excited to finally vote, as they have never felt included in our country’s politics before. For...

Hurricane Season

By INDYKIDS STAFF Three years after Hurricane Katrina, another hurricane hit Louisiana. Hurricane Gustav forced two million people to evacuate their homes along the Gulf of Mexico. The storm missed directly hitting New Orleans, where levees are still being rebuilt and...

New Orleans Schools in Turmoil

By IndyKids Staff The situation in New Orleans’ public schools is pretty bad. Out of 128 schools, only 56 are scheduled to open. Many public schools are in a state of disrepair with broken windows and floors, electrical problems, and malfunctioning fire alarms, and a...