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SEPTEMBER 2017

Child Poverty Rate Declining in Rhode Island; 35,000 Rhode Island Children Still Live in Poverty 

According to the Census Bureau 's American Community Survey, in 2016 in Rhode Island:

- 17.0% – an estimated 35,106 – of Rhode Island’s children lived in poverty.  (In 2013, 21.5% of Rhode Island’s children lived in poverty.)
- 7.6% – an estimated 15,755 – of Rhode Island’s children lived in extreme poverty. (In 2013, 9.9% of Rhode Island’s children lived in extreme poverty.)
- Rhode Island ranks 22nd in the nation — and 5th in New England— for the percentage of children in poverty.

- Please see the media release for more information, including percentages and rankings for all states.


RI Excels in Children’s Health Insurance Coverage, Ranked 3rd Best in the Nation

According to the Census Bureau 's American Community Survey, in 2016 in Rhode Island:
- 97.8% of Rhode Island children had health insurance coverage, and 2.2% (an estimated 5,000) of Rhode Island children lacked health insurance coverage.
- 95.3% of all U.S. children had health insurance coverage, and 4.7% of all U.S. children lacked health insurance coverage.
- Please see the media release for more information, including percentages and rankings for all states.

 

Spotlight on Student-Centered Learning

Each week in September, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT will be releasing a Spotlight highlighting how student-centered learning is being implemented across Rhode Island. For more, please see:
1. Learning Is Competency-Based: Spotlight on Cumberland High School
2. Learning Anytime, Anywhere: Spotlight on FabNewport

 

AUGUST 2017

Budget and Legislative Highlights

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is pleased to share our revised 2017 budget and legislative highlights affecting children in the areas of early learning, education, economic well-being, health, and safety considered in the Rhode Island General Assembly's 2017 Legislative Session. More information will be contained in the full Rhode Island KIDS COUNT 2017 Legislative Wrap-Up, which will be published following the special legislative session that is planned for September 19, 2017.

 

JULY 2017

Welcoming Jessy Donaldson as Deputy Director

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is very pleased to announce that Jessy Donaldson will begin as our new Deputy Director at the end of August. Jessy brings over 15 years of experience providing leadership for an impressive array of child advocacy initiatives at the national, regional and local levels. We look forward to welcoming Jessy Donaldson to our Rhode Island KIDS COUNT team!

The Factbook

The 2017 Factbook 

The Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Factbook tracks the progress of 72 indicators, across five areas of child well-being. View the 2017 Factbook

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

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