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Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2017
For more than 25 years, Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) has produced the New Jersey KIDS COUNT Data Book, an annual statewide profile of child well-being. With KIDS COUNT represented in each state and several U.S. territories, ACNJ is part of a comprehensive effort to not only track how well kids are faring across New Jersey, but also…
Descriptors: Well Being, Children, Socioeconomic Status, Family Characteristics
Chen, Peter; Rice, Cynthia – Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2017
Newark's high schools play an essential role in building the next generation of young minds for college and career readiness. Yet, high achievement may be unattainable if students miss too much school. Reasons for student absence vary. In Newark Public Schools, 48 percent of high school students were "chronically absent" in the 2015-16…
Descriptors: High School Students, Attendance Patterns, Public Schools, At Risk Students
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2017
Newark's high schools play an essential role in building the next generation of young minds for college and career readiness. Yet, high achievement may be unattainable if students miss too much school. "Chronic absenteeism" is generally defined as missing 10 percent or more of enrolled days for any reason. Research has shown that when…
Descriptors: High School Students, Attendance Patterns, Public Schools, At Risk Students
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2016
This annual snapshot of child well-being is intended to inform policymakers and the public of the progress of and challenges to ensuring the health, welfare, and safety of all children. Following an introduction, this report contains seven sections: (1) The State of Children and Families, including data on births and family structure; (2) The…
Descriptors: Well Being, Children, Family Characteristics, Child Health
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2015
This annual snapshot of child well-being is intended to inform policymakers and the public of the progress of and challenges to ensuring the health, welfare, and safety of all children. Following a special section on the racial disparities that exist among New Jersey children based on the Annie E. Casey Foundation's "Race for Results"…
Descriptors: Well Being, Children, Family Characteristics, Child Health
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2014
Each year, New Jersey Kids Count provides a statewide view of how New Jersey's children are faring, with the goal of providing comprehensive information to assist local, county, and state leaders--and the broader public--in setting priorities for the state's limited resources. This annual snapshot of child well-being is intended to inform…
Descriptors: Well Being, Children, Family Income, Housing