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Physical education teachers in Rhode Island reported a lack of professional-development opportunities, according to the findings of the latest R.I. KIDS COUNT policy brief, “A Snapshot of Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs in Rhode Island,” released Thursday. more
Rhode Island has improved its four-year graduation rate by 15 percentage points in a decade, but many Hispanic and African-American students living in lower-income families are not experiencing the same success as their Asian and white, higher-income counterparts, according to R.I. KIDS COUNT’s new report released Monday. more
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Playworks New England and the Rhode Island Healthy Schools Coalition recently announced an expansion of their partnership focused on increasing physical activity and bolstering social and emotional skills in local students. more
At Rhode Island KIDS COUNT’s 16th annual celebration of children’s health luncheon, leaders lauded the many milestones and top rankings Rhode Island has achieved, while warning of the need for continued diligence, in light of the recent GOP sweep of the White House and both houses of Congress. more
Jayashree Nimmagadda is a professor in the Master of Social Work Program at Rhode Island College’s School of Social Work. more
Editor's note: This is a condensed version of a story that originally ran in the April 22 issue. On a fall Saturday four years ago, 330 people mingled and brainstormed at the R.I. Convention Center, floating ideas to boost a sluggish Rhode … more
KIDS COUNT will hold its annual Celebration of Children’s Health event on Monday, Nov. 14, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and the luncheon will be held at the Providence Marriott, at Charles and Orms streets. more
(Updated 3:14 p.m.) Rhode Island’s median family income rose to $70,108 last year from $61,605 in 2014, but the number of children living in poverty still remains high at 40,566, or 19.4 percent, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT said this week. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said Wednesday that the state will put in place a series of initiatives before the end of the year, which will improve the development of skills in a child’s first eight years, including reaching the goal of 75 percent of third graders reading at grade level or higher by 2025. more
Data from the 2015 American Community Survey released by the U.S. Census Bureau Tuesday found fewer Rhode Island adults lacked health insurance in 2015 than in 2014, while the percentage of uninsured children increased slightly in the same time period. more
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