When the Hurricane Education Leadership Program (HELP) traveled to Baton Rouge and New Orleans late last month to view firsthand the plight of schools affected by Hurricane Katrina, team members found school and government officials more than ready to accept help and recommendations for how to rebuild their schools for the 21st century.


Many education companies sent representatives to help team leader Terry Smithson of Intel Corp. coordinate recovery plans. These organizations included the Tiger Woods Foundation, the George Lucas Foundation, Scholastic, The Princeton Review, McGraw-Hill Companies, SAS, the Pearson Foundation, Futurekids, Scantron Corp., the Center for

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