Rhode Island KIDS COUNT - News, Research and Policy Information
July 2, 2013
New Issue Brief Released 
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT recently released its latest Issue Brief - Improving College Access and Completion in Rhode Island - at a policy roundtable co-hosted with Opportunity Nation and CCRI. Policy Analyst Stephanie Geller presented the findings and recommendations, and speakers included Deborah Gist, Commissioner of Education; Ray DiPasquale, President of CCRI; Eva-Marie Mancuso, Chair of the Rhode Island Board of Education; and Elizabeth Burke Bryant, Executive Director of Rhode Island KIDS COUNT. Please see the Issue Briefpress release, photo album, and Providence Journal coverage
National KIDS COUNT Data Book 
The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently released the national 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book, an annual comprehensive state-by-state report on children's well-being. The report finds that Rhode Island ranks 26th in the nation for overall child well-being (1st is the best and 50th is the worst).

State-by-state rankings and supplemental data are now available in the newly redesigned KIDS COUNT Data Center at www.datacenter.kidscount.org. Check it out!
Summer Learning Programs Featured on Rhode Island KIDS COUNT TV Show

Annmarie Sawyer of the Greater Providence YMCA and Adam Greenman of the Rhode Island After School Plus Alliance joined Elizabeth Burke Bryant to discuss summer learning programs for Rhode Island children and youth.

Click here to watch the June episode of the Rhode Island KIDS COUNT TV Show. 

Fiscal Year 2014 Budget
RI State House
The Rhode Island General Assembly has approved the State Fiscal Year 2014 budget, which is now headed to Governor Chafee for his signature. Rhode Island KIDS COUNT testified on a number of budget provisions and other legislation this session. Stay tuned for our 2013 Legislative Wrap-Up, which will be coming soon. 
In This Issue
starNew Issue Brief Released
starNational KIDS COUNT Data Book Released
starSummer Learning Programs Featured on Rhode Island KIDS COUNT TV Show
starFiscal Year 2014 Budget
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