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A RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT study released Tuesday documented racial disparities for Rhode Island children living in poverty.

Study: R.I.’s concentrated poverty rates for minority children outpace national average

PROVIDENCE – Racial disparities for Rhode Island children living in poverty run deeper than national averages, according to a report released Tuesday by Rhode...
RHODE ISLAND RANKED No. 19 in the nation for child well-being in the 2019 Kids Count data book. / COURTESY KIDS COUNT

Report: R.I. ranks No. 19 in nation for child well-being

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 19 in the nation in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2019 Kids Count report measuring children’s well-being, released...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said the state will increase the resources for foster families in fiscal 2019. /COURTESY STATE OF RHODE ISLAND.

Raimondo proposes $1.4M more for foster families

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Thursday she will recommend a $1.36 million increase in state financial support for foster families starting in July,...
THE NATIONAL Race for Results report shows Rhode Island Latino and African-American students fare worst in the U.S. in educational success. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT

Report: R.I.’s Latino students fare worst in U.S. in educational success

PROVIDENCE – African-American and Latino children face systemic barriers to healthy development in Rhode Island, the latter facing the worst prospects in the U.S.,...
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