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KIDS COUNT Data Center Version 2.0 Coming Soon!

We hope that you have been using the KIDS COUNT Data Center to see how the children in your county and state are faring on hundreds of indicators of child well-being. If you have used the Data Center, then you know that it not only gives you the opportunity to view data for a wide range of indicators of economic security, education, health, safety and risky behaviors, but it also gives you the ability to [...]

Another Positive Step for Kentucky Alternative Programs

It was some eight years ago when Kentucky Youth Advocates’ point person on our case advocacy program brought me information indicating that “something troubling” was happening in alternative programs in Kentucky. The more we probed the “state of the state’s alternative programs,” the more I became convinced we just couldn’t be getting an accurate picture. Were alternative programs really as far behind as they appeared in meeting students’ needs? It turned out we weren’t exactly [...]

By |2013-03-21T10:50:28-04:00March 21st, 2013|Blog, Education|

Statement on Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Release of Early Childhood Profiles

The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood released for the first time Early Childhood Profiles on a county-by-county basis. This tool can help communities and schools assess progress and make plans to help youngsters entering kindergarten. We were happy to see that KIDS COUNT data, which we track and report annually, proved useful for these profiles. And the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood is to be commended for this effort. That is the good news. The bad [...]

By |2013-03-12T18:04:37-04:00March 12th, 2013|News Room|

Youth Incarceration on the Decline: Kentucky Still Confining Too Many Youth for Behaviors that Aren’t a Risk to Public Safety

The national rate of locking up young people in trouble with the law dropped by more than 40 percent over a 15-year period, with no decreases in public safety, according to a new report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation today. The KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot indicates that the number of young people in correctional facilities in the United States on a single day fell to 70,792 in 2010, from a high of 107,637 [...]

By |2013-02-27T12:46:33-05:00February 27th, 2013|Blog, Child Welfare & Safety, Youth Justice|

Youth Incarceration on the Decline: Kentucky Still Confining Too Many Youth for Behaviors that Aren’t a Risk to Public Safety

Jeffersontown, KY- The national rate of locking up young people in trouble with the law dropped by more than 40 percent over a 15-year period, with no decreases in public safety, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot indicates that the number of young people in correctional facilities in the United States on a single day fell to 70,792 in 2010, from a high of 107,637 [...]

By |2013-02-27T08:00:18-05:00February 27th, 2013|News Room|

Important Notice Regarding the Chronic Absenteeism Data in 2012 KIDS COUNT Data Book

Kentucky Youth Advocates (KYA) was just informed by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) that the chronic absenteeism data provided by KDE in the recently released 2012 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book is inaccurate for all school districts. KYA has taken the chronic absenteeism data off of our online KIDS COUNT Data Center until the corrected data is provided by KDE. KYA has also put a hold on fulfilling book request orders until this [...]

By |2013-01-29T15:10:57-05:00January 29th, 2013|Blog, Education|

Kentucky KIDS COUNT 2012 County Data Book examines education, offers framework for strengthening alternative schools

The 2012 County Data Book released last week paints a picture of the path that Kentucky students follow starting from birth to the transition to adulthood based on educational outcomes at each of those stages. This is the 22nd annual release of the County Data Book, part of the Kentucky KIDS COUNT project. The KIDS COUNT project monitors progress for Kentucky’s one million children on over 100 measures of child well-being, including health, safety, economic well-being, and [...]

By |2013-01-03T11:58:50-05:00January 3rd, 2013|Blog, Education|
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