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RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT released Thursday a new report stating that the COVID-19 pandemic will increase child food insecurity rates in Rhode Island to as high as 29%.

R.I. KIDS COUNT: Pandemic worsens child food insecurity rate in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island KIDS COUNT released Thursday its latest report on child hunger and nutrition in the Ocean State that found food insecurity...
NEW DATA FROM Rhode Island KIDS COUNT shows that more middle-school and high-school students are using e-cigarettes, while regular cigarette use has declined. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT

R.I. KIDS COUNT: E-cigarette usage among youth higher than traditional cigarette...

PROVIDENCE – New data from Rhode Island KIDS COUNT released Friday shows that a higher rate of middle-school and high-school students are using e-cigarettes...

R.I. KIDS COUNT: 14% of R.I. children lived in poverty in...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island KIDS COUNT recently released data showing that 14% of children in the Ocean State, approximately 28,000, lived in poverty in...

HARI looks to improve maternal health for Black women across Rhode...

PROVIDENCE – After news broke last year that Black women experienced severe maternal morbidity at nearly twice the rate of white women throughout Rhode...
RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT'S latest Factbook, released Tuesday, stated that about 18% of children ages 18 and younger lived in poverty, which increased by a little more than 1% from 2017.

R.I. KIDS COUNT: Annual Factbook shows slight increase in child poverty,...

PROVIDENCE – After back-to-back years of decreases in the amount of children living in poverty, Rhode Island saw a slight increase in 2018, Rhode...

R.I. Foundation unveils 10-year plan, $1M commitment to improve public education

PROVIDENCE – Within the last two years, Rhode Island has started making the long journey to repair the public education system in the state. In...
ENVIRONMENTAL DIALOGUE: Rhode Island Center for the Book will host an environmental discussion based around Elizabeth Rush’s book, “Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore,” on Jan. 26 at Save The Bay Center in Providence, pictured above. / courtesy Save The Bay INC.

Editor’s Choice: Reading across Rhode Island

EDITOR’S CHOICE Reading across Rhode Island RHODE ISLAND CENTER for the Book will kick off the 2020 statewide read, featuring “Rising: Dispatches from the New...
RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT celebrated the state's progress in health insurance coverage at its annual luncheon on Monday.

R.I. KIDS COUNT: State tops national average for children’s health care...

PROVIDENCE – About 97.8% of Rhode Island’s kids age 18 and under have health insurance, putting the Ocean State at number three nationwide for...
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...

Expand access to early-childhood education

To the Editor: While I was pleased to see that the number of kids in Rhode Island who are living in poverty has gone down,...

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