KIDS COUNT


The Center for Public Policy Priorities is the Texas home to KIDS COUNT, a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S. funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. In addition to publishing annual reports, the center also offers access to an interactive, comprehensive database of county-by-county and state data on child well-being.


Recent KIDS COUNT Publications

The State of Texas Children 2005 (11/21/2005)

Get the latest look at the well-being of children across the state. Download it as a PDF file today!

Report: Teens Faring Better in Texas (11/1/2005)

After many years of worsening conditions, teens are faring better in Texas, according to The State of Texas Children 2005, a report released today by the Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP) that examines the status of children across all of Texas’ 254 counties.

Presentation: The State of Dallas County Children (11/1/2005)

KIDS COUNT Director Frances Deviney gives the latest look at the state of children in Dallas County.

National Report: Conditions Improving for Texas Teens (07/27/2005)

Although Texas still ranks in the bottom quarter of child well-being nationwide, the good news is that conditions are improving for Texas’ teens, according to the KIDS COUNT Data Book, a national report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. This national report is a precursor to the fall release of the Texas KIDS COUNT report that will provide data for every county in the state.

Houston KIDS COUNT Conference on Children Powerpoint Presentations (06/15/2005)

The following presentations were given at the Houston KIDS COUNT Conference on Children, a half-day conference on children's issues in the wake of the 79th Legislative Session.

Houston KIDS COUNT: A Snapshot of Children Living in Houston and Harris County (06/15/2005)

The Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP) is pleased to present the Houston KIDS COUNT data book, a special city/county report produced by the Texas KIDS COUNT project. Houston KIDS COUNT: A Snapshot of Children Living in Houston and Harris County, examines the status of children in Houston and Harris County.

Experts to Release Report on the Status of Houston/Harris County Kids at Conference on Children (06/9/2005)

With school out and the 79th Legislative Session just behind us, the Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP) will release the 2005 Texas KIDS COUNT Special Report: A Shapshot of Children Living in Houston and Harris County, before hundreds of child advocates on Wednesday, June 15 at the United Way of Texas Gulf Coast.

Resources on the Well-Being of Children on the Texas Border (02/7/2005)

The Center for Public Policy Priorities worked with the Annie E. Casey Foundation to prepare a series of resources on the well-being of children on the Texas border.

Child Welfare Expert Scott McCown to Release Snapshot of El Paso/Border Kids at Briefing/Community Meeting (02/3/2005)

On Monday, Feb. 7, Scott McCown, Executive Director of the Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP)"recently named by Texas Monthly as one of the "25 Most Powerful People in Texas Politics”"will release Border KIDS COUNT: A Snapshot of Southwest Border Children. An initiative of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Border KIDS COUNT is the first-ever county-by-county benchmark of child well-being.

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