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

Recess In Schools

Recess In Schools

Some schools in Texas, and across the nation, have eliminated recess from their daily schedule. School districts have become keenly focused on the pressure they receive to increase a student’s time spent in the classroom which has led many districts to cut back on,...

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