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.

Houston A+ Challenge Joins Children at risk

CHILDREN AT RISK is proud to welcome Houston A+ Challenge to the team!

Since 1997, Houston A+ Challenge has led an experienced, interconnected team of professional coaches to give school administrators, specialists, and teachers the tools they need to maintain a focus on student learning and academic growth. To date, they have served over 250,000 students and continue to grow.

Both nonprofits work tirelessly to be the catalyst for change Texas children need and are now combining efforts to increase the impact of their work to improve the public education system.

Read our press release here.

 

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2019 State of Public Education

2019 State of Public Education

For the past thirteen years, CHILDREN AT RISK (C@R) has assigned A-F grades and ranked Texas public schools to help parents, educators, and community members better understand how their local schools are performing. C@R has used this annual “dive into the data” to spark conversations about the quality of our public schools and push the state to adopt more transparent and rigorous standards.

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Building Gold Ribbon Schools

Building Gold Ribbon Schools

To understand school quality, each year CHILDREN AT RISK (C@R) ranks and grades schools across Texas. C@R celebrates schools that rise beyond expectations and excel academically. Gold Ribbon Schools are an example of these campuses that outperform their peers. More...

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