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This page includes key media coverage of CHILDREN AT RISK, including press for events, research, and advocacy. This is frequently updated, so check back often. Be sure to tune in to KPFT 90.1FM in Houston every Monday from 3:00-4:00 for CHILDREN AT RISK’s weekly radio show Growing Up in America or click here to listen to past shows.

Press Contact: Rashena Lindsay Flagg

Public Relations Consultant: rashena@pretcfirm.com

December 6, 2016 - Study Shows Pre-K Benefits Texas Students’ 3rd Grade Reading Scores Rivard Report reports on CHILDREN AT RISK’s Pre-K effectiveness report.

December 6, 2016 - A study highlights the importance Pre-K for children’s education Univision reports on CHILDREN AT RISK’s Pre-K effectiveness report.

December 6, 2016 - What are the keys to choosing quality Pre-K? Al Dia Dallas reports on CHILDREN AT RISK’s Pre-K effectiveness report.

December 2, 2016Quality pre-K helps low-income students score better on reading tests Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports on CHILDREN AT RISK’s Pre-K effectiveness report.

December 2, 2016Abbott can and should do better for pre-K kids Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial presenting CHILDREN AT RISK’s Pre-K effectiveness report as part of the argument for improving Texas Pre-K.

December 1, 2016 - Top Story: Study Finds Benefits of Full-Day Pre-K KERA reports on CHILDREN AT RISK’s Pre-K effectiveness report.

December 1, 2016 - Report: Pre-K Education is Advantageous CBS 11 Evening News DFW reports on CHILDREN AT RISK’s Pre-K effectiveness report.

December 1, 2016 – Quality pre-K works but needs sustained funding and commitment Dallas Morning News reports on CHILDREN AT RISK’s Pre-K effectiveness report.

November 22, 2016 – Texas Lawmakers Tackle Sex Trafficking and Foster Care System KRBC-TV affiliate Big Country Homepage reports on CHILDREN AT RISK’s testimonial for human trafficking victims in a joint hearing of The Committee on Juvenile Justice and Family Issues and Human Services in Austin.

November 18, 2016 – Former first lady Barbara Bush is honored by two organizations dear to her heart CultureMap Houston reports on CHILDREN AT RISK’s Accolades luncheon and its honored guests: Barbara Bush, Les Alexander, Bob Harvey, and Drs. Eileen and Angelo Giardino.

November 16, 2016 - Nonprofit urges better early childhood education. The Brownsville Herald reports on CHILDREN AT RISK’s study of state-subsidized child care, including a press conference and discussion with stakeholders in Brownsville.

November 16, 2016 - Children at Risk Releases Findings. KVEO reports on CHILDREN AT RISK’s study of state-subsidized child care, including a press conference and discussion with stakeholders in Brownsville.

November 15, 2016 - Texas bill would require trafficking prevention training for CDL applicants. Land Line Magazine reports on a new bill filed in the Texas Senate that requires CDL applicants to undergo human trafficking prevention training. CHILDREN AT RISK worked in collaboration with  Texas Trucking Association, Truckers Against Trafficking, and Senator Garcia on the bill.

October 27, 2016 – Early-education cooperation urged. The Houston Chronicle reports on CHILDREN AT RISK’s study of state-subsidized child care, including a press conference and discussion with stakeholders in Houston.

October 25, 2016 – Advocacy group says state missing mark on children at risk. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports on CHILDREN AT RISK’s study of state-subsidized child care, including a press conference and discussion with stakeholders in Lubbock.

October 24, 2016 – Conference highlights child care, learning programs. The Amarillo Globe-News reports on CHILDREN AT RISK’s study of state-subsidized child care, including a press conference and discussion with stakeholders in Amarillo.

October 20, 2016 – Children at Risk to look over key findings on state-funded child care programs. KFOX14 reports on CHILDREN AT RISK’s study of state-subsidized child care, including a press conference and discussion with stakeholders in El Paso.

October 19, 2016 – Study says Pre-K in Texas still not making the grade. CBS reports on CHILDREN AT RISK’s study of state-subsidized child care, including a press conference and discussion with stakeholders in Austin.

October 19, 2016 – Children at Risk report: Quality child care critical. KSAT reports on CHILDREN AT RISK’s study of state-subsidized child care, including a press conference and discussion with stakeholders in San Antonio.

October 18, 2016 – Texas advocates say quality child care is critical to academic success. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports on CHILDREN AT RISK’s study of state-subsidized child care, including a press conference and discussion with stakeholders in Fort Worth.

October 18, 2016 – New Study Says Texas Must Improve Childcare. KERA reports on CHILDREN AT RISK’s study of state-subsidized child care, including a press conference and discussion with stakeholders in the DFW area.

October 18, 2016 – HISD board candidates express views during public forum. The Houston Chronicle covers HISD School Board candidates’ responses during a debate co-sponsored by CHILDREN AT RISK.

September 18, 2016 – Straight-A Schools: How Children at Risk Compiles Its Yearly Rankings. Houstonia Magazine features CHILDREN AT RISK’s Annual School Rankings.

September 16, 2016 – Top Stories: Solutions To Food Insecurity; Preventing Child Sex Abuse. KERA’s coverage begins with an interview with Jenny Eyer about the 2016 Dallas Hunger Summit and child hunger in North Texas.

August 25, 2016 – Texas school districts come up short despite funding boost for pre-K. The Austin American-Statesman reports on the status of funding for and quality of pre-kindergarten across the state of Texas, including research and advocacy conducted by CHILDREN AT RISK.

August 24, 2016 – The best San Antonio high schools, ranked by Children at Risk group. My San Antonio reports on the release of CHILDREN AT RISK’s 2016 Annual School Rankings, including information on schools in San Antonio.

June 24, 2016 – Dallas needs to fight a better war against food deserts. An opinion blog post by Dallas Morning News discusses food insecurity in Dallas, presenting CHILDREN AT RISK’s healthy corner store initiative.

June 17, 2016 – Group releases grades for area schools. The Baytown Sun reports on the release of CHILDREN AT RISK’s 2016 Annual School Rankings, including information on schools in Baytown.

June 8, 2016 – KISD school rankings released by Children at Risk Advocacy Group. The Killeen Daily Herald reports on the release of CHILDREN AT RISK’s 2016 Annual School Rankings, including information on schools in Katy.

June 7, 2016 – Study finds black students are more likely to be suspended from school than whites. CW39 reports on Dr. Bob’s Sanborn’s understanding of a recent study by the U.S. Department of Education showing that black students are nearly four times as likely as white students to be suspended from school.

June 7, 2016 – New report ranks, compares all Texas public schools, including Killeen. The Killeen Daily Herald reports on the release of CHILDREN AT RISK’s 2016 Annual School Rankings, including information on schools in Killeen.

June 7, 2016 – Texas School Rankings. Fox 26 reports on the release of CHILDREN AT RISK’s 2016 Annual School Rankings in the Houston area.

June 3, 2016High-poverty schools earn gold marks for programs that boost academics. The Houston Chronicle reports on the release of CHILDREN AT RISK’s 2016 Annual School Rankings in the Houston area, including information on the Top Elementary, Middle, and High Schools, as well as Gold Ribbon Schools in the area.

May 29, 2016 – Annual study shows San Antonio area schools improving, but still don’t score well statewide. The San Antonio Express-News reports on the release of CHILDREN AT RISK’s 2016 Annual School Rankings in the San Antonio area, including information on the Top Elementary, Middle, and High Schools, as well as Gold Ribbon Schools in the area.

May 29, 2016 – Austin area again tops rankings for urban schools in Texas. The Austin American-Statesman reports on the release of CHILDREN AT RISK’s 2016 Annual School Rankings in the Austin area, including information on the Top Elementary, Middle, and High Schools, as well as Gold Ribbon Schools in the area.

May 23, 2016 – Northeast Tarrant schools rated best in county. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports on the release of CHILDREN AT RISK’s 2016 Annual School Rankings in the Fort Worth area, including information on the Top Elementary, Middle, and High Schools, as well as Gold Ribbon Schools in the area.

May 23, 2016 – Top 10 North Texas Schools Announced by Children At Risk. NBC DFW reports on the release of CHILDREN AT RISK’s 2016 Annual School Rankings in North Texas, including information on the Top Elementary, Middle, and High Schools, as well as Gold Ribbon Schools in the area.

May 20, 2016 – Texas needs a legislative success agenda for children. CHILDREN AT RISK’S Dr. Bob Sanborn and Jamey Caruthers author an op-ed in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram promoting an agenda for children in the upcoming 85th Legislative Session.

May 6, 2016 – Sanborn and Eyer: Breakfast program benefits hungry kids. CHILDREN AT RISK’s Dr. Bob Sanborn and Jenny Eyer author an op-ed in the Houston Chronicle on implementation of the Universal School Breakfast program in Harris County.

April 14, 2016 – Pre-K is good politics, business. CHILDREN AT RISK’s Dr. Bob Sanborn authors an op-ed in My San Antonio Express-News on the need for support and funding for quality early education in Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

March 28, 2016 – “Children at Risk” Tour and the Importance of Early Education. KAMR NBC 4  reports on CHILDREN AT RISK’s campaign around quality early education in Texas, including a press conference and discussion with stakeholders in Amarillo.

March 4, 2016 – Steps could help pre-kindergarten succeed in Fort Worth and Texas. CHILDREN AT RISK’s Dr.  Bob Sanborn authors an op-ed in the Fort Worth Star- Telegram on the need for support and funding for quality early education in Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

February 23, 2016 – Group urges high-quality early education. The Brownsville Herald reports on CHILDREN AT RISK’s campaign around quality early education in Texas, including a press conference and discussion with stakeholders in Brownsville.

February 22, 2016 – El Paso ISD stresses importance of early education, pushes for full day preschool.  KFOX14 reports on CHILDREN AT RISK’s campaign around quality early education in Texas, including a press conference and discussion with stakeholders on El Paso ISD.

February 19, 2016 – SAISD addresses improving poor reading levels for students. News4SA reports on CHILDREN AT RISK’s campaign around quality early education in Texas, including research and discussions on San Antonio ISD.

February 19, 2016 - Non-Profit Travels Across State Promoting Early Education. TWC News reports on CHILDREN AT RISK’s campaign around quality early education in Texas, including a press conference at Austin City Hall.

February 16, 2016 – It’s Time For Universal, Full Day Pre-K In Texas, Says Children At Risk. KERA news reports on CHILDREN AT RISK’s campaign around quality early education in Texas, including a press conference with members of Early Matters Dallas.

January 21, 2016 – Dallas ISD Singled Out For Good Nutrition In New Rankings. KERA reports on Dallas ISD’s outstanding ability to feed its students in breakfast, lunch, and after-school meal programs recognized in CHILDREN AT RISK’s School Food Rankings.

January 20, 2016 – State Rep. Senfronia Thompson Tackles the Issue of Human Trafficking in Texas. Houston Forward Times reports on the prevalence of human trafficking in the United States discussed at a press conference hosted by CHILDEN AT RISK, as well as anti-trafficking efforts pursued by State. Rep. Senfronia Thomopson and the business community.

January 13, 2016 – Texas Lawmakers Urge Business Community To Help In The Fight Against Human Trafficking. Houston Public Media provides coverage on a press conference hosted by CHILDREN AT RISK in Houston to highlighat a new initiative with State lawmakers and business leaders to fight human trafficking.

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