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A Look at High School Graduation and Beyond

This school year is quickly coming to a close in the next couple of weeks, and with it another class of kids will graduate high school and move on to the next step. We thought that this would be a great time to look at some data on graduation and…...

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A Shared Sentence: the devastating toll of parental incarceration

Last month, the Annie E. Casey Foundation recommended to state and local policymakers the adoption of policies that would help millions of children and families nationwide deal with the emotional and financial instability inflicted as a result of having an incarcerated parent, in the policy report A Shared Sentence: the…...

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Equality Before the Law: Commentary Series Part 7, Final Index Scores and Recommendations

This year’s Kids Count in Nebraska Report featured a commentary debuting our new Index of Race & Opportunity for Nebraska Children. After spending the last 6 weeks introducing the commentary and detailed our methodology, and diving into the 13 indicators by issue area: health, education, economic stability, child welfare and juvenile justice, we…...

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Equality Before the Law: Commentary Series Part 6, Juvenile Justice Indicators

This year’s Kids Count in Nebraska Report featured a commentary debuting our new Index of Race & Opportunity for Nebraska Children. This blog post is the fifth in a series diving into the commentary. In the first post we introduced the commentary and detailed our methodology, the next posts looked at the indicators in…...

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Equality Before the Law: Commentary Series Part 5, Child Welfare Indicators

This year’s Kids Count in Nebraska Report featured a commentary debuting our new Index of Race & Opportunity for Nebraska Children. This blog post is the fifth in a series diving into the commentary. In the first post we introduced the commentary and detailed our methodology, the next posts looked at the indicators in…...

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Equality Before the Law: Commentary Servies Part 4, Economic Stability Indicators

This year’s Kids Count in Nebraska Report featured a commentary debuting our new Index of Race & Opportunity for Nebraska Children. This blog post is the third in a series diving into the commentary. In the first post we introduced the commentary and detailed our methodology, the next posts looked at the indicators…...

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Equality Before the Law: Commentary Series Part 3, Education Indicators

This year’s Kids Count in Nebraska Report featured a commentary debuting our new Index of Race & Opportunity for Nebraska Children. This blog post is the third in a series diving into the commentary. In the first post we introduced the commentary and detailed our methodology, and last week we looked at…...

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ADC: The Data

Today the Nebraska Legislature will hear testimony on LB 701, a bill that will continue to allow ADC recipients to attend vocational training as part of the work requirement of the program. Voices for Children believes that policies should support families in trying to build a better future and that systems…...

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Equality Before the Law: Commentary Series Part 2, Health Indicators

This year’s Kids Count in Nebraska Report featured a commentary debuting our new Index of Race & Opportunity for Nebraska Children. This blog post is the second in a series diving into the commentary. Last week we introduced the commentary and detailed our methodology, this week’s post will dive begin our…...

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