Kids Count http://ripr.org en Rhode Island Kids Rank 26th In Well-Being http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-kids-rank-26th-well-being <p>Children are worse off in Rhode Island than in the rest of New England. But there are some bright spots in an annual report about kids’ well-being.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:16:15 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 37111 at http://ripr.org Kids Count Factbook Finds Minority Children Still Disproportionately At Risk http://ripr.org/post/kids-count-factbook-finds-minority-children-still-disproportionately-risk <p>The latest Kids Count Fact Book comes out Monday. That’s an annual report about the health and well-being of children in Rhode Island. Researchers find many of the state’s minority children are still disproportionately at risk.</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:35:16 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 31637 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island's Graduation Rates Are On The Rise Despite Disparities http://ripr.org/post/rhode-islands-graduation-rates-are-rise-despite-disparities <p>Rhode Island Kids Count is out with an issue brief on the high school graduation rate in Rhode Island.&nbsp; The latest statistics show that while the four-year graduation rate is increasing, a gap remains between affluent students and their lower-income colleagues.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:57:35 +0000 Flo Jonic 25310 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island's Graduation Rates Are On The Rise Despite Disparities Why test scores matter http://ripr.org/post/why-test-scores-matter <p>The latest round of test scores come out today for students in Rhode Island public schools. The annual exam known as the New England Common Assessment Program, or NECAP, covers reading, writing and math.&nbsp; The results are closely watched by education advocates and policy-makers. One of them is Elizabeth Burke-Bryant from Rhode Island Kids Count.</p><p></p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:13:34 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 10137 at http://ripr.org