Choices: The Texas We Create | 2012 State of Texas Children Data Book

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Frances Deviney /(512) 320-0222 x 106

April 5, 2012

The 2012 data book explores how our kids have fared during the last decade—some outcomes are positive, some negative. But positive or negative outcomes for kids don’t just happen. They are the inevitable results of effective or failed policy choices. The State of Texas Children 2012 combines data and policy to tell the story of Texas kids. It’s time we learn from our past choices, positive and negative, so that we can shape a different story for our future.

The State of Texas Children annual data book is part of the KIDS COUNT Project, a national and state-by-state effort to track the well-being of children. Texas KIDS COUNT provides data on more than 70 measures of child well being and is a resource to help create, implement, and encourage good policy and effective services to better the lives of Texas children. We want to provide conversation starters for policymakers, families at the dinner table, and colleagues at the workplace. We hope you will use the data to tell the story of your community and bring about positive change.

Click here to view the 2012 KIDS COUNT presentation.

Click here to view the book or access the county-level data from the KIDS COUNT Data Center.