Register today for the 2017 Factbook Breakfast!
The 23rd Annual Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook will be released at our annual Breakfast on Monday, April 10, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, Rhode Island. Please click here to register.
New Issue Brief: Improving High School Graduation Rates in Rhode Island
Improving High School Graduation Rates in Rhode Island presents detailed graduation and dropout rates for every school and district in Rhode Island, research on early warning signs and risk factors of dropping out, as well as key strategies for increasing student engagement, graduation rates, and college and career readiness. For more, please see the media release and full Issue Brief.
FY 2018 Budget Analysis
Governor Gina Raimondo recently released her Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposal, which includes many items that will affect the well-being of Rhode Island's children and families. Please click here to download the Rhode Island KIDS COUNT FY 2018 Budget Analysis.
Throughout the 2017 Legislative session, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT will be tracking bills and budget items that relate to children and youth. Please explore our site for information on current legislation and upcoming hearings, and to read our public testimony on behalf of Rhode Island's children, youth, and families.
Rhode Island Children and the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
For many years, our state and federal leaders have made a big investment in keeping kids healthy by increasing their access to health care coverage. Building on the success of RIte Care (Rhode Island’s Medicaid and CHIP Program), the Affordable Care Act (ACA) further helped children gain access to high-quality, affordable, comprehensive health and dental coverage. Please click here for a list of 16 items that are part of the ACA that directly benefit Rhode Island children. Please click here for the publication in Spanish.