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CHILDREN AT RISK is a research and advocacy nonprofit leading the way in improving the quality of life for Texas’ children. We consider the whole child by tracking issues across children’s health, safety, education, and economic security. Committed to action beyond the data, we use our research to advocate on behalf of all Texas children.

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K-12 EDUCATION CHILDREN AT RISK & COVID-19 March 12th, 2020 What does the novel coronavirus outbreak mean for Texas children and families? Read our on-going analysis of the crisis and what we are doing to support at-risk populations. Kroger School Food Rankings - 2020 HEALTH & NUTRITION March 25th, 2020 Growing Up in Houston - 15th Edition HOUSTON March 1st, 2019 Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) - Investment & Innovation EARLY CHILDHOOD February 25th, 2020 K-12 EDUCATION NEW Texas School Rankings November 17th, 2019 Our annual school rankings are coming to your earlier than ever before! How did Texas public schools perform in 2018-19? CLICK TO FIND OUT! STILL AT RISK: Children Two Years After Hurricane Harvey HURRICANE RECOVERY July 30th, 2019 Illicit Massage Business Toolkit HUMAN TRAFFICKING March 14th, 2019 Texas School Food Rankings HEALTH & NUTRITION March 21st, 2019 ADVOCACY 86th Legislative Session Recap June 2nd, 2019 C@R testified in legislative hearings or registered support for bills 83 times over the course of the session and spent countless hours working with legislative offices. Read up on the major wins and missed opportunities for children this session. What Does HB 680 Mean for Child Care in Texas? EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION June 20th, 2019 Parent Action Guides for Navigating TX Schools PARENTING July 1st, 2019 2019 Gold Ribbon Schools K-12 EDUCATION June 3rd, 2019

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Texas Family Leadership Council

Amidst the closures and gaps in business as usual, our state, local, and community institutions are grappling with how to keep Texas families safe and healthy. According to the most recent available Census data, more than 1.5 million families in Texas live in poverty....

When Schools Close & Parents Lose Jobs, Kids Go Hungry

Food is one of the most basic needs, yet many families routinely struggle to access it. As of 2017, around 1 in 7 Texans reported experiencing food insecurity. With unemployment rising and many families losing income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this number has...

VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE: Keeping Children Safe During COVID-19

Child safety experts from Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, and the Rio Grande Valley highlight how COVID-19 is impacting their regions, what they are doing to adapt, and what Texas Legislators need to know. While children have largely been spared the worst of the...

New Push for TX Lege to Support Babies, Toddlers, and Their Parents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Rashena Flagg, 713.301.4577 Austin – Today three Texas nonprofit organizations announced a new effort to work with the Texas Legislature and other state leaders to increase the number of infants and toddlers who are healthy,...

Educational Equity in the Digital Classroom: It is all about access

Forced adaptation is a concept in biology that describes the modification of an organism’s properties by imposing drastic changes to its environment. This may be done purposefully, to bring out characteristics deemed beneficial, such as improving the...


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