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Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for all Children

Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

Time:           10:00 a.m. – Noon CST

Date:           Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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. 



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  1. REPLY
    Bob Scott says

    What channel will this be televised on?

    • REPLY
      Chris Triebsch says

      Bob, this event will not be televised. It will be a showing of the film at the event with a panel discussion to follow. We hope you will be able to make it to the event!

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