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ERIC Number: ED446868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 52
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Every Kid Counts in the District of Columbia: 7th Annual Fact Book, 2000.
D.C. Kids Count Collaborative for Children and Families, Washington, DC.
This KIDS COUNT report details trends in the well-being of children in the District of Columbia. Following an executive summary describing overall findings, the report presents the statistical portrait based on eight areas of children's well-being: (1) general population trends; (2) economic security; (3) family attachment and community support; (4) homeless children and families; (5) child health; (6) safety and personal security; (7) education; and (8) youth risk behaviors. The report then presents a prevention message based on findings, followed by strategies and recommendations for various stakeholders, including District of Columbia residents, religious and faith-based institutions, health providers, businesses and community groups, and the philanthropic community. The report concludes with information on data gathering, sources and definitions, and acknowledgements. Among the findings are a decline in population, particularly families with children; a loss of jobs; an increase in homeless families; improved overall adequacy of prenatal care; declining rate of deaths among children and teens; improved SAT and math scores, but reading scores still below national average; a decline in graduation rates; and a decline in number of students eligible for free or reduced price lunches. (HTH)
D.C. Kids Count Collaborative, c/o D.C. Children's Trust Fund, 2021 L Street, NW, Suite 205, Washington, DC 20036; Tel: 202-624-5555; Fax: 202-624-0396; Web site:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: D.C. Kids Count Collaborative for Children and Families, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia