Download our Annie E. Casey Kids Count Special Report: Race Equity in the Five Connecticuts

On May 15, CAHS released out Annie E. Casey Kids Count Special Report: Race Equity in the Five Connecticuts!

You can download the report here and the PowerPoint presentation here!

 

Watch the video from CTN here!


Preview of CAHS' Annie E. Casey Kids Count Special Report: Percentage of Children in High Poverty Areas

Next week, on May 15 from 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM, CAHS will release our Annie E. Casey Kids Count Report, which analyzes how place and race influence how children and families fare, looking at data based upon geographic location and race. In order to do this, CAHS used data samples from five Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAS) in Connecticut. 

 

Keep reading to learn more and register for our Kids Count Special Report event here!

 

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Preview of CAHS' Annie E. Casey Kids Count Report: Suspension/Expulsion Rates in CT

In May, CAHS will release our Annie E. Casey Kids Count Report, which analyzes how place and race influence how children and families fare, looking at data based upon geographic location and race. In order to do this, CAHS used data samples from five Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAS) in Connecticut. 
 
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New Interactive Map Shows Lost Care4Kids Slots by Town and Age Group

Between August and February, Connecticut lost more than 5,500 child care slots for low-income families and their children. This interactive map will show you how your town fared in the cut backs! Through the map, you can determine how many slots your town lost in total and by age group. 

 

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Challenges to Data Collection in Connecticut

CAHS will soon be releasing our Annie E. Casey Kids Count Special Report. In this report, we compare five Connecticut regions along 13 indicators to explore how children’s and families’ outcomes differ by race and ethnicity. In the National Kids Count profile, Connecticut is listed among the top states in the country for child outcomes. However, we know that statewide measures do not tell the entire story, and disaggregated data indicates that children of color fare far worse than their Non-Hispanic White counterparts. This underscores the importance of the availability of disaggregated data.

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Preview of CAHS' Annie E. Casey Kids Count Report: Low Birthweight in Connecticut

Check out this preview of CAHS' Annie E. Casey Kids Count Report, which analyzes how place and race influence how children and families fare, looking at data based upon geographic location and race. In order to do this, CAHS used data samples from five Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAS) in Connecticut. 

 

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The Road to Debt-Free Higher Education Begins in Connecticut

On March 21, H.B. 6162, An Act Concerning a Study of the Implementation of a Debt-Free Higher Education Program, passed through the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee. If implemented, the legislation would require the Office of Higher Education to conduct a study on the feasibility of implementing a debt-free higher education program for in-state students at public institutions. This would be the first step to guaranteeing that higher education is both accessible and affordable to Connecticut's residents.

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A Message from the CT Nonprofit Alliance about their Lobby Day March 22


Prepare for State-wide Lobby Day: 
Schedule Your Meetings Early!
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Annie E. Casey Statement on Immigration Executive Orders and President Trump's Budget Plan

The Annie E. Casey Foundation, which funds CAHS's Kids Count initiative is a major supporter of programs to help improve child well-being, issued this statement today, which we wanted to share. In addition, President Trump announced his budget today, which proposes a $54 billion increase in military spending and a comparable level of cuts in other areas of the federal budget.  CAHS will share relevant information on the budget proposal and potential impacts going forward.
Keep reading to see the statement from the Annie E. Casey Foundation:

 

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Share Your Savings Goal and Win $1000 in the #ImSavingFor Contest

To celebrate the upcoming America Saves Week (Feb. 27-March 4, 2017), America Saves is launching the #ImSavingFor contest. It’s easy to enter. Just share a short video of your savings story, or a picture of you and what you are saving for and enter to win $1,000 at americasavesweek.org/imsavingfor.

 

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