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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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Slide 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 Slide 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 Slide 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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CAR Welcomes 5 New Governing Board Members!

In today’s ever-changing landscape, strong leadership is more valuable than ever! Children at Risk is pleased to announce five additions to our Governing Board of Directors. Their many talents and diverse professional experiences will help our organization continue to...

Children at Risk Statement on the Supreme Court Ruling to Maintain the DACA Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled against terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and in doing so temporarily protected hundreds of thousands of children from being either torn away from their families or forced to...

TXFLC Statement on COVID-19 & Systemic Racism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Media Contact - Rashena Flagg, 713.301.4577  STATEMENT FROM THE TEXAS FAMILY LEADERSHIP COUNCIL ON COVID-19 AND SYSTEMIC RACISM The senseless killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and too many others, have garnered...

Access to Affordable High-Quality Child Care is Scarce

By Kaeleigh Hernandez, Early Childhood Education and Sara Moran, Center for Social Measurement and Evaluation  (Note: The analyses in this post uses data on child care centers from September 2019) Across Texas, nearly half of all child care providers accept subsidies...

Quality Child Care & the 86th Texas Legislature

During the 86th Texas Legislative Session, CHILDREN AT RISK  diligently supported legislation that would improve access to quality child care across Texas. To help legislators understand the scope and impact of child care deserts in their home districts, C@R created...


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