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Blog Category: Kids Count Data

A Look Ahead Using the Data

As Virginia settles into governing following the flurry of the election season, it will be important for us to look to data to guide the future direction of the commonwealth….

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New Interactive Data Maps and Graphics!

By: Colton Powell & Beth Nolan Voices is thrilled to share with you our new and improved interactive data page, which displays key indicators in four areas of child well-being….

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Virginia Ranked 10th in 2017 National KIDS COUNT Data Book

Every year, the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) releases the KIDS COUNT Data Book, a report detailing the most recent information about child well-being and ranking the states on these…

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5 Ways YOU Can Be a Child Advocate by Using Data

By: Colton Powell – University of Richmond Intern We at Voices know being a child advocate can seem like a daunting task. From child poverty and school readiness to food…

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KIDS COUNT on Virginia’s Eastern Shore

Last week 100 community members from Accomack and Northampton counties on the Eastern Shore of Virginia participated in a forum to explore and discuss the well-being of children on the Eastern…

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Race, Place, and Poverty Presentation for Greater Richmond

Last month, Beth, our KIDS COUNT Director, presented to the United Methodist’s Richmond Region Women’s Group about race, place, and poverty in Greater Richmond. The presentation highlighted different indicators, broken…

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The Need to Read: What 3rd Grade SOL Test Scores Say About Virginia’s Children

By: Carly Green, University of Richmond Intern Throughout Virginia, school looks different in every district. From school lunch programs to advanced course availability, educational resources can vary widely. Over time,…

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2016 Infographics are here!

Voices is pleased to release its 2nd annual infographics. Each infographic represents a region of the Commonwealth, and gives a snapshot of how children are faring in both the region,…

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Looking for a New Year Resolution?

It’s that time of year where we start to think of the many different things we can do in the next year to be a better version of ourselves. If…

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A “Rally Call” for Child Care Advocates- Recorded Webinar and Share Your Story

We all know a family with young children struggling to afford child care. We have heard the challenges of finding good care from across the Commonwealth. We know that many…

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