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Early Warning! Why Reading by the End of Third Grade Matters

April 7, 2024

Millions of American children get to fourth grade without achieving a 3rd grade reading level, and that puts them on the high school dropout track. Learn why the ability to read...

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2024 Race for Results

January 10, 2024

Race for Results measures children’s progress on the national and state levels by racial and ethnic groups. Read about child well-being.

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2023 KIDS COUNT Data Book

June 14, 2023

Read the 2023 KIDS COUNT Data Book reports on child well-being data across four domains — economic well-being, education, health and family and community.

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The Changing Child Population of the United States

April 3, 2023

The US had 73.1 million kids under 18 in 2020 (-2% since 2010). The number of children of color grew 104% from 1980. See more child population statistics.

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2022 KIDS COUNT Data Book

August 2, 2022

The 2022 KIDS COUNT Data Book reports on child well-being to inform policymakers, researchers and advocates. Read the Data Book.

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The 20201 KIDS COUNT Data Book Now Available

2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book

June 21, 2021

The Casey Foundation's 2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book provides information on child well-being to help inform the work of the policymakers, researchers and advocates. Read the report...

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Kids, Families and COVID-19

December 14, 2020

This KIDS COUNT policy report uses U.S. Census Bureau surveys to examine how households with children are faring during the pandemic. Learn what these data reveal about the...

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2020 KIDS COUNT Data Book

June 22, 2020

The Casey Foundation's 2020 KIDS COUNT® Data Book provides information on child well-being to help inform the work of the policymakers, researchers and advocates. Read the...

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Children Living in High-Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods

September 24, 2019

This snapshot shares the latest data — for the nation and each state — on children growing up in high-poverty areas. It also singles out two important factors, geographic...

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