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Chronic Absenteeism in U.S. Schools Rose During Pandemic — and Hasn’t Recovered

As schools around the nation kick off another academic year, chronic absenteeism is a lingering concern. Read why.

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2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book

The Data Book provides a detailed picture of how children are faring in the United States. We rank states on overall child well-being and in four domains.

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Race for Results

The new Race for Results Index compares how children are progressing on key milestones across racial and ethnic groups at the national and state levels.

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The First Eight

A child’s early development from birth through age 8 is essential to making an effective transition into elementary school and for long-term academic achievement.