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Advocates to Mayor: Make investments that put DC’s children first


Angelique Speight, Home Care Provider, Op-Ed


WKOW: D.C. council member proposes lower voting age to 16

The Eagle: How we can understand and reignite the Poor People’s Campaign

Washington Post: D.C. has a high maternal mortality rate. Lawmakers want to know why

Washington Informer: DC Council Mulls Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Washington Informer: Why We Let Mothers Die


Washington Post: Children of immigrants experience more poverty, academic failure, report finds

Washington Informer: Children of Color Still Face Obstacles in America

D.C. Gears Up to Fight Trump Policies

Washington Post: DC Has One of the Highest Rates of Children with Health Insurance, Report Says

Mental Health Services to Expand in Schools

Kojo Show: How Can D.C. Close Its Growing Income Gap

WAMU: DC's Great Income Divide

Washington Post: As D.C. families get richer, staggering disparities persist, report finds

Washington Times: DC's Home Visiting Programs Understaffed, Underfunded, Says Report

Kojo Show, The Politics Hour 3/24, Home Visiting Status Report

WTOP: Child care shortage: Baby boom, operating costs lead to waiting lists

Idealware: Finding the Truth in Your Data

Banium blog: Interactive D.C. Map Documents Neighborhood Discrepancies

NationSwell: Building a Better City Through Big Data


WAMU: A Debate In D.C.’s Poorest Neighborhoods: Would Paid Family Leave Bill Help, Or Hurt?

Mayor Bowser Announces Appointment of HyeSook Chung as Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services and Brenda Donald as Director of Child and Family Services Agency

Washington Post: Bowser taps deputy health mayor for third stint leading child welfare agency

Washington Post: Parents slam new D.C. schools health plan that could reduce nurse coverage

Washington Post: The Disconnected: Teen lives and futures depend on the Internet. What happens when they can't afford it?

Data Kind Blog: DC Action for Children: Long-Term Collaboration for Long-Term Impact

City Paper: Despite Gains in Health and Education, D.C. Students Face Pervasive Economic Instability

Afro: Bowser Seeks Ways to Improve Early Childhood Education in D.C.

Stanford Social Innovation Review: Three Things Great Data Storytellers Do Differently

City Paper: Close to 10,000 D.C. Kids Have a Parent Who’s Been Incarcerated

WOL Carl Nelson Show: The Shared Sentence of Incarceration

SiriusXM Karen Hunter Show: Incarceration Report Interview with HyeSook Chung

Think Progress: The Nationals Built A Gleaming Baseball Field In A Struggling Community. Can It Really Help Black Kids?

Washington Times: Population of DC children growing, moving west of Anacostia

Classy Blog: How to Inspire Yourself This Year

EdWeek: 3rd Grade Reading Scores in D.C. Show No Improvement

City Paper: Third-Grade Reading Proficiency Stagnant Citywide, Declining for Low-Income Kids


Brookings Institute: Building a more data-literate city

The Hechinger Report: Should college tuition be free or paid on a sliding scale? Just ask preschool advocates

Washington City Paper: Analysis: Kids in Wards 5,7, and 8 are being left behind

Teradata: Looking at Childhood Poverty—What You Can’t See in Photographs

WAMU: DC is one of the morst expensive places in the US for child care. But why?

Data Kind Blog: Mapping youth well-being worldwide with open data

Howard University Radio Daily Drum: Why are children the last to recover from the great recession of 2008?

Washington City Paper: Despite Dynamic Economy, District's Children Continue to Face Poverty

Center for Health and Health Care in Schools: Mapping Community and Statewide Assets

Afro: DC Kids Project Pros and Cons of City Living

Greater Greater Washington: DC is giving low-income babies and toddlers the kind of childcare they need

Huffington Post: Teacher Regulations Worthy of George Orwell

Hill Now: Map Shows Poverty Rates of Ward 6 Children

Washington City Paper: Third-grade Reading Proficiency between 2007 and 2014

NationSwell: DataKind - A Justice League for Geeks

Hill Rag: Books from Birth


Classy Blog: How One Small Organization is Using Big Data Analysis to Uproot Child Policy in DC

DCIst: Where D.C. Voters Were Most Engaged In 2012

Washington Post: Finding the reason behind school absences

Greater Greater Washington: Three maps that illustrate the connection between poverty and low test scores

DCist: Absenteeism Produces Double-Digit Test Score Gaps In D.C.

Washington Post: High-profile Head Start center in the District loses federal funding

Washington Post: Amid unprecedented prosperity, D.C.’s children grow poorer

Washington Post: D.C. youth more likely to attend preschool, have health insurance

New American Ed Central: It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood? Picturing Poverty and its Effects

Attendance Works: In DC: Grad Nation, DC Schools Spotlight Chronic Absence

Classy Blog: Mapping the Education Outcomes and Well-Being of Children in the District of Columbia Mapping the Education Outcomes and Well-Being of Children in the District of Columbia

WAMU: Reading Scores In D.C., Maryland, Virginia Show Widening Income Gap



New Report Shows Child Poverty in DC Remains Unchanged since 1990

Significant Birth to Three Funding Passes in the DC Council


Amid Mounting National Tensions, D.C. Children in Immigrant Families Fare Better Than Their Peers in Other States

Proposed Federal Cuts Jeopardize DC's Monumental Gains in Children’s Health Care Coverage

2017 Ward Snapshots


Huge Win for DC Children and Families

Two Out of Every Five DC Children Live in Families Where Parents Lack Secure Employment

A Shared Sentence: The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities

More Children Continue to Fall Off the Third Grade Reading Cliff


35,000 DC Children Live in Poor Neighborhoods; No Reduction in Child Poverty since the Great Recession

Too many children in U.S. child welfare systems not living in families; DC provides a model for placing children in families

Anti-poverty programs cut Washington, DC’s child poverty rate nearly in half


Over the previous four decades, the District’s Hispanic population grew by over 380%; today, nearly 63,000 Hispanics call the city home.

60 percent of low-income parents with young children lack full-time employment; integrated approaches are necessary to break the cycle of poverty

32,000 DC Children Live in Poor Neighborhoods; 8 Percent Increase in Child Poverty since 1990

DC KIDS COUNT Data Tool 2.0 Reveals Severe Deficits in Neighborhood Assets that Dramatically Limit Children’s Ability to Succeed

New Brief Highlights Chronic Early Absenteeism in District Schools: Every Day Counts from the Start

Increases in DC Fourth Grade Reading Scores Accompanied by Increase in Achievement Gap by Family Income


26,000 DC Children Ages Birth to Eight (42 percent) In Low-Income Households; 80 Percent Under Age Six Did Not Receive Developmental Screening

32,000 DC Children (About One in Three) Lived in Poverty in 2011; 47,000 Lived with Parents Who Lacked Secure Employment


New Interactive DC KIDS COUNT Databook Reveals Severe Deficits in Neighborhood Assets that Dramatically Limit Children’s Ability to Thrive

DC KIDS COUNT: Children Left Behind Despite Economic Gains