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Report: One in Four Texas Children Live in Poverty

Posted on · For the 20th year, the Center for Public Policy Priorities has released its State of Texas Children report, measuring child well-being by race and ethnicity. Previously known as the Kids Count report, it finds that one in four Texas children live in poverty and “the poverty rates for Latino and Black children are nearly three times […]

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The Annual Kinder Houston Area Survey: Monday’s Show (April 25, 2016)

Posted on · For 35 years, Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research has been providing analysis and color for Houston’s citizens. From religion to the workforce and everything in between, this survey — the longest running in the U.S. — gives a fascinating bird’s-eye view of the inhabitants of our city, as well as a drill-down into the nitty-gritty of […]

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Study: Texas Still Among Ten Worst States To Be a Child

Posted on · The latest Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation was released Tuesday. The annual publication assesses child well-being by state, and, once again this year, the report ranks Texas low based on economic, educational and healthcare data, among other metrics. We talk with Jennifer Lee, research associate with the Center for Public Policy Priorities, about […]