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30 Years of Driving Change & Speaking out for Children

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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Learning from Experience: Advice for PK-12 Schools from Summer 2020

COVID-19 has placed unprecedented strain on our education system with early closures and emergency shifts online leading to learning losses and inequities. We know how important it is for children to return to school in-person this fall, but will it be safe? Drawing on their experiences operating...

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 serve as a catalyst for...

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 leave. DACA recipients and...

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 immense public out-cry, and brought...

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 - around 8,000 licensed child...

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