The New KIDS COUNT Index

Report

In 2012, the Annie E. Casey Foundation hit the refresh button on their longstanding, successful KIDS COUNT index. Learn what changed, why it matters and how the tool’s expanded scope is helping state-level advocates take an even sharper, deeper look at child welfare issues.    

July 1, 2012

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Program Area

Economic Opportunity

Developing pathways for parents to become financially stable and support their children’s healthy development and academic success.

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Work, Education and Income

Initiative

Investments aimed at linking individuals disconnected from the workforce or school to opportunities for jobs, education and achieving the American Dream.

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KIDS COUNT Network

Initiative

A group of child advocacy and research organizations representing every state and using data to promote smart policies on issues ranging from child welfare and juvenile justice to education and economic opportunity. 

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Program Area

Research and Policy

Improving the lives of millions of children by producing evidence on which ideas and programs work and by advancing sound policy reforms.

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Program Area

KIDS COUNT

Providing state legislators, public officials and child advocates with the reliable data, policy recommendations and tools needed to advance sound policies that benefit children and families.

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Double Jeopardy

How Third Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation

Report

This report is based on a longitudinal study of nearly 4,000 students over the course of their high school careers. It outlines the problems, and suggests reforms to policy and programs that could resolve them.

January 1, 2012

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Data Snapshot on High-Poverty Communities

Children Living in America's High-Poverty Communities

Brief

This data snapshot highlights newly available national, state and city data in the KIDS COUNT Data Center that shows a 25% increase in the number of children residing in areas of concentrated poverty since 2000.

February 1, 2012

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Interim Executive Directors

The Power in the Middle

Report

This paper explores the benefits and basics of using an interim executive director during a leadership transition. It also highlights some considerations that organizations should take into account when deciding whether or not to use an interim executive director.

January 1, 2005

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