PK-12 Education

Only 1/3 of Economically Disadvantaged 3rd Graders are Reading On Grade-Level In Texas

One in ten children in the U.S. is born in Texas. Providing 10% of our country’s population with a quality education is critically important to the future of our local, state, and national economies. CHILDREN AT RISK conducts research to understand trends, inequities, resources, and opportunities in public education. We use that research to advocate for policy change at the local, state, and federal levels.

the Center for Social Measurement & Evaluation

One in ten children in the U.S. is born in Texas. Providing 10% of our country’s population with a quality education is critically important to the future of our local, state, and national economies.

Primarily achieved through our Center for Social Measurement and Evaluation (CSME), CHILDREN AT RISK works to ensure all Texas children have access to quality education, so they have the skills necessary to thrive in our 21st-Century economy.

Through strategic partnerships, CHILDREN AT RISK researches trends, inequities, resources, and opportunities to improve public education. We use this research to educate policymakers and advocate for better education policies

The Center for Social Measurement and Evaluation...

Collects and analyzes data on the quality of public education in Texas.

Collaborates with schools, districts, and agency
leaders to identify and evaluate innovative
practices understand their current needs and share our research findings.

Advocates for education policies that address racial and economic disparities, provide adequate funding, improve data collection practices and transparency, and expand
public pre-kindergarten programs.

Our Latest Pk-12 EDUCATION Research & Resources

C@R Hosts HISD Trustee Candidate Forum

C@R Hosts HISD Trustee Candidate Forum

Elections for Trustees for the Houston Independent School District Board are this November!  On October 21st, CHILDREN AT RISK hosted a virtual candidate forum. Watch the recording linked below to hear how they plan to address educational inequity, the challenges for...

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Special Education  in the time of COVID-19

Special Education in the time of COVID-19

IN THE TIME OF COVID: Special EducationSpecial education policies help ensure students with disabilities are placed in the most appropriate environments with the accommodations necessary to meet their learning needs. How has COVID-19 affected special education?For...

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School Discipline

School Discipline

IN THE TIME OF COVID: School DisciplineSchool discipline policies are guidelines that outline the rules of a school. They're important because they help to keep order in schools and to protect students from violence or abuse by other students, teachers, or...

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