national center for homeless education | nche

In Their Own Words: Schools and Students Overcoming Adversity

in their own words
In Their Own Words provides readers with a window into the daily challenges and triumphs of the schools and students affected by August 2005's Hurricane Katrina. In Their Own Words, in large part, is a first-person account of the hurricane's effects on education on the Gulf Coast during the few weeks and months after landfall and since. It is the voices of the students and the school, district, and relief agency staff who were closest to the challenges that resulted from the hurricane.

Download In Their Own Words: Schools and Students Overcoming Adversity.
⇑ back to top
what's new on the nche website
download nche issue briefs
order nche products
register for an nche webinar
contact the nche helpline
The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. NCHE is housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

This website was produced with funding from the U.S. Department of Education, on contract no. ED-01-CO-0092/0001. The content of this website does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Education or the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

To view .pdf files, you must have the Adobe Reader program, available for free downloading at

*Clicking on an external link will take you to a non-NCHE webpage or file. The external agency's privacy policy may differ from that of NCHE.
skip navigation for screen readers NCHE homepage