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On Monday, December 10, United Way of Rhode Island and Rhode Island KIDS COUNT hosted the Rhode Island Reads Partner Meeting, attended by state and community leaders. Rhode Island Reads is dedicated toward reaching our goal of 75% of 3rd graders reading at grade-level by 2025. Please see the event's data presentation and pictures.


Stephanie Geller Selected as Deputy Director

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is very pleased to announce that Stephanie Geller has been selected as our new Deputy Director. A member of the Rhode Island KIDS COUNT staff since 2008, Stephanie has served as Senior Policy Analyst responsible for policy analysis in the areas of education, poverty and family economic security. Congratulations to Stephanie as she assumes her new role as Deputy Director at Rhode Island KIDS COUNT!


Job Announcement - Senior Policy Analyst 

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT will be hiring a Senior Policy Analyst in the areas of education and economic well-being - please help us spread the word.


New Health Fact Sheet Series

Annual Celebration of Children's Health Luncheon

On Monday, November 19, more than 200 community leaders and advocates gathered at our 18th annual Celebration of Children’s Health Luncheon to reflect on positive health outcomes for Rhode Island children — including the fact that Rhode Island is now ranked third best in the nation for children’s health coverage. In 2017, 98% of Rhode Island children under age 18 had health coverage. For more, please see the data presentation and event pictures.


New Publications! Higher Education and Business Leader Perspectives on Preparing Students for College and Career 

This pair of publications presents findings from interviews with Rhode Island higher education and business leaders. The interviews were designed to assess how student-centered learning – learning that is personalized, competency-based, can happen anytime and anywhere, and allows students to take ownership over their own learning – is helping (or could help) prepare students for success in college and careers. For more, please see Rhode Island Higher Education Leader Perspectives and Rhode Island Business Leader Perspectives.


The Rhode Island Alliance for College and Career Readiness: Promoting a Better Future for All Students

The Rhode Island Alliance for College and Career Readiness hosted a special event: Promoting a Better Future for All Students on October 22, 2018. Dr. Jason Meriwether, Vice President for Student Success at Rhode Island College, delivered keynote remarks.  Attendees included students, parents, teachers, policymakers, community, higher education, and business leaders. Participants discussed how we can work together to help all Rhode Island students gain the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in college and careers and how we can ensure that all students have the support and financial resources they need to reach their dreams. Please see the event's overview & data presentation, shared by Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Deputy Director Stephanie Geller.


Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is a proud member of the Rhode Island Alliance for College & Career Readiness. For more information, please visit the Alliance on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT works to improve the health, safety, education, economic security, and development of Rhode Island’s children.


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