The 2013 American Community Survey data show the first decline in the national child poverty rate since it began to rise in 2008. Although many cities also experienced declines between 2012 and 2013, the child poverty rate in the majority of America’s largest cities has not yet returned to prerecession levels.
Well-conducted randomized controlled trials (RCTs) produce highly credible evidence about the effectiveness of programs, practices and other interventions, yet traditionally, RCTs can be quite expensive. Learn how the Casey Foundation and others are exploring low-cost ways to implement RCTs.
The teen birth rate in 2012 marks a historic low. Of the 4 million births that occurred that year, 305,000 were to teens between the ages of 15 and 19. Between 1990 and 2012, the teen birth rate was halved from 60 births per 1,000 teens to 29 births per 1,000 teens.
In 2013, there were 74 million children living in the United States, comprising 23% of the nation’s total population. As the child population grew from 1990 and 2013, moving from 64 million to 74 million, it also became more diverse racially and ethnically.
National and state policy changes have resulted in positive changes for children since the first KIDS COUNT Data Book was released in 1990, but more are living in high-poverty neighborhoods and in single-parent families today, according to the Foundation's 2014 report on child well-being.
Los cambios en políticas nacionales y estatales han resultado en cambios positivos para los niños desde el primer Libro de Datos en 1990, sin embargo más niños viven en áreas de alta pobreza y familias monoparentales ahora, según el reporte sobre el bienestar de los niños de la Fundación en 2014.
Today, more than 140 cities, counties and towns are part of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, a community of places with comprehensive, locally owned plans to improve school readiness, reduce chronic absence and promote summer learning to put students on track for third grade reading success. One of these communities is Providence, Rhode Island.
It is really important to me that we are successful in educating our kids," says Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, who was encouraged by a school teacher to pursue his dream to become a layer. "I see the children in our schools and they remind me of what a lifeline education was for me.