Home Tags Rhode Island KIDS COUNT

Tag: Rhode Island KIDS COUNT

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,...
RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT's 25th annual factbook shows mixed results in efforts to improve the well-being of children statewide.

R.I. KIDS COUNT: Child poverty on decline, as other challenges rise

PROVIDENCE – The percentage of Rhode Island children living in poverty continues to decline, edging down to 16.6% in 2017 from 17% a year...
AMENITY AID will hold its fifth annual Benefit Auction & Spectacular on April 6 at The Arcade in Providence. / COURTESY NORTHEAST COLLABORATIVE ARCHITECTS

Philanthropy Calendar, April 5, 2019

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com or research@PBN.com at least four weeks in...
A REPORT BY RHODE ISLAND Kids Count found that more than one-third of children in the state are either overweight or obese, while 62 percent are considered to have healthy weights. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT

Report: One-third of R.I. children overweight or obese

PROVIDENCE – About 35 percent of children in Rhode Island are obese or overweight, according to a new report from Rhode Island Kids Count. The...

American Lung Association uses $30K CVS grant for school policies ...

PROVIDENCE – The American Lung Association is using a $30,000 grant from CVS Health Corp. to help Rhode Island schools design, implement and enforce...

Stay up to date with PBN's Morning Call & Daily Edition newsletters.

- Featured Event -

Latest News

Get Award-Winning Journalism: Unlimited access to PBN
Digital + Print for just $1.90 per week.

(with annual subscription)