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Register Today! Annual Celebration of Children's Health Luncheon

Please join Rhode Island KIDS COUNT at our Annual Celebration of Children's Health Luncheon & Presentation of Covering Kids Awards on November 19! Register on-line by November 9.


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 Senior Policy Analyst 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.


New Report! Preparing Students for College and Career: Policies Supporting Student-Centered Learning in Rhode Island

This report provides an overview of Rhode Island policies that support student-centered learning and examines of how Rhode Island can support the expansion of student-centered learning practices and ensure that these opportunities are available for all students, particularly low-income students, students of color, and students in high-need communities. For more, please see the full report and media release.


New National Report! Opening Doors for Young Parents

The Annie E. Casey Foundation released a report highlighting the effect of becoming a parent as a teen or young adult. Opening Doors for Young Parents offers recommendations for policymakers to invest in ensuring these young families find pathways to success. 

Young parents are those who have children in their teens and early 20s. This report relies on data from an analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey, which found that there are about 3 million parents ages 18 to 24 in the United States. The survey also found that in the state of Rhode Island there are 6,000 parents ages 18 to 24. And in Rhode Island, 79 percent of children of young parents live in low-income families. For more, please see the full report and our Rhode Island-specific media release.

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


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