Rhode Island KIDS COUNT - News, Research and Policy Information
August 24, 2010
Rhode Island Wins Race to the Top
Kids Flying
Rhode Island has been named one of ten winners in Phase II of the Race to the Top grant competition! The Race to the Top state competition is designed to reward states that are leading the way in comprehensive and coherent statewide education reform. 
Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on Children's Issues
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Rhode Island KIDS COUNT and the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics invite you to attend the Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on Children's Issues from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, at Meeting Street, 1000 Eddy Street, Providence, RI. There will be light refreshments and a chance to mingle from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The forum will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The forum will focus on the full range of children's issues, including health, education, safety and economic security. Seating is limited. Registration is required. To register, use the fax-back RSVP form or contact Raymonde Charles at [email protected], 351-9400 ext. 22.
2010 National KIDS COUNT Data Book
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Rhode Island ranks 17th best in the nation for overall child well-being based on an index of 10 key indicators tracked in the 2010 National KIDS COUNT Data Book. This state-by-state report on children's well-being is released annually by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. View Rhode Island's ranking and trends on each of the 10 indicators.
Add data to your website or blog by embedding the customizable data widget and browse the Data Book on your mobile phone at mobile.kidscount.org

The release of the national Data Book was covered in Rhode Island by CBS 12 WPRI, GolocalProv.com, NBC 10 WJAR, The Providence Journal and WRNI (Rhode Island's NPR station).
Profile of Rhode Island's Core Cities
The newly released profile of Rhode Island's core cities highlights data on child well-being in the core cities, the six communities in which more than 15% of the childen live below the federal poverty level. The profile compares aggregate data for the six core cities to data for the remainder of the state and Rhode Island as a whole. Rhode Island's core cities are Central Falls, Newport, Pawtucket, Providence, West Warwick and Woonsocket.
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In This Issue
starRhode Island Wins Race to the Top
starGubernatorial Candidate Forum on Children's Issues
star2010 National KIDS COUNT Data Book
starProfile of Rhode Island's Core Cities
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