Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children
Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon CST
Location: Boys Town Conference Center Auditorium, 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010
Moderator: Dr. Theresa Barron-McKeagney – University of Nebraska Omaha
Panelists: Dr. Tonia Durden -University of Nebraska -Lincoln
Dr. Sam Meisels- The Buffett Early Childhood Institute
Ted Stilwill – Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties
Sarah Forrest – Voices for Children in Nebraska
Dr. Matthew Blomstedt – Nebraska Commissioner of Education
The Annie E Casey Foundation has released a new Race for Results Report comparing how children are progressing on key milestones across racial and ethnic groups at the national and state level. In conjunction with this new report, Voices for Children in Nebraska is having this event to highlight state data and to identify areas where targeted strategies and investments are needed.
“Race for Results” scores states on a scale of one (low) to 1,000 (high), using 12 indicators of child well-being. The scorecard looked at academic proficiency, poverty, family life and health. Nebraska scores were worse than the national average for both African-Americans and Latinos. The African-American average was 345 nationally and 323 in Nebraska. The national average for Latinos was 404 nationally, compared to 368 for Nebraska.
The “Race for Results” event will include a panel discussion with experts on Early Childhood Education, Juvenile Justice and the Education Achievement Gap. Panelists will explore how we tackle the school to prison pipeline and create an environment where all kids are positioned to thrive!
Registration for this event is now full.