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Race for Results Series: American Indian Children in Nebraska

A couple weeks ago the Annie E. Casey Foundation published the Race for Results: building a path to opportunity for all children report. This report explores the intersection of kids, race, and opportunity and features the new Race for Results. This index is based on 12 indicators measuring children’s success and…...

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Race for Results Series: African-American Children in Nebraska

Last week the Annie E. Casey Foundation published the Race for Results: building a path to opportunity for all children report. This report explores the intersection of kids, race, and opportunity and features the new Race for Results. This index is based on 12 indicators measuring children’s success and allows…...

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Race for Results

Yesterday, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released the report Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for all Children. The report highlights the ongoing disparities in health, education, development, and family economics by creating an index to compare children of different races’ opportunities. 12 indicators were selected by the…...

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School Breakfast – Nebraska Availability

Yesterday’s post told us that Nebraska is ranked 49 out of 51 in the US for school breakfast participation. We know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but despite this, Nebraska continues to fall short in ensuring that all children – especially the 40% of Nebraska students…...

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Anti-Hunger Advocacy Day

Tomorrow, Voices for Children, along with Hunger Free Heartland, the Food Bank of the Heartland, the Food Bank of Lincoln, and others who care about ending hunger in Nebraska are hosting an Anti-Hunger Advocacy Day. This event will allow people to learn about hunger in Nebraska, important programs that help…...

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A Changing Nebraska: By 2050 Nebraska will have a greater variation in family types

This year’s Kids Count in Nebraska Report included a commentary on population changes in Nebraska to 2050 and their anticipated impacts on kids. This post is the final in the series on this commentary. To read more about the commentary check out our posts on an overview of the changes,…...

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A Changing Nebraska: By 2050, Nebraska will be more urban

In addition to our usual statewide data on the well-being of children in Nebraska, this year’s Kids Count in Nebraska Report featured a commentary on Changing Demographics in our state and the anticipated impact these changes will have on Nebraska’s kids. Today’s post in the fourth in the blog series…...

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A Changing Nebraska: By 2050, Nebraska will be more diverse

  This year’s Kids Count commentary featured an investigation into Nebraska demographics and how they are expected to change from now to 2050. This blog series is diving into these predictions and providing a brief overview of the commentary. The first post described what Nebraska looks like currently and how…...

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A Changing Nebraska: By 2050, Nebraska will be older

Last week we kicked off a blog series on this year’s Kids Count commentary, “A Changing Nebraska: How demographic shifts impact children.” We started with a look at what Nebraska looks like right now and how Nebraska’s population is expected to grow to 2050. As the state’s population changes, trends…...

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A Changing Nebraska

  This week Voices for Children was proud to release the annual Kids Count in Nebraska Report. In addition to 200+ state wide indicators of child well-being and 30 county-specific indicators, we include a commentary that dives deeper into a subject impacting Nebraska’s children. This year’s commentary was on “A Changing…...

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