In the 2019 Equity Challenge, a statewide population-level statistic—the percentage of kids deemed ready for kindergarten—helps us understand the barriers to opportunity that Washington state’s children face. We challenge policymakers to move policies and investments that work to reduce and eliminate the racial and ethnic disparities evident in the data.
Our State of Washington’s Kids 2018 series looks at how kids of color are leading our state into a more racially diverse future. Through this series of data profiles and research briefs, KIDS COUNT in Washington seeks to address the fact that too many kids have never been well served by old structures that disproportionately channeled opportunity, education and prosperity along lines of race.
Download the first part of the series: “Kids are Leading the Way Toward a New Washington,” a racial demographic profile of Washington’s kids.
Download the second part of the series, “Getting all Kids off to a Healthy Start.”
Hundreds of other indicators on child and family well-being are available at the KIDS COUNT Data Center.