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In GA, Large Achievement Gaps Between Races Remain


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The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently released a report, Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children, which underlines the urgency in making that happen.

Over the past several years, children in Georgia have achieved progressively higher scores on both state and national tests. However, even with these improvements, large achievement gaps between White children and children of color remain.

According to the Report, children of color will represent the majority of children in the United States by 2018, and by 2030 most of the labor force will be people of color. Yet multiple barriers—high poverty, crime, immigrant status, government policies throughout history, and geography—hold back or even push these children down the ladder of opportunity.

The new Casey report offers an index of child well-being, giving a composite score between 1 and 1,000 to each race/ethnicity based on 12 key indicators.

Here is a link to our release, “Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children Good for them—and for Georgia.”

If you have any questions, please contact Community Partnership director Travis Blackwell at tblackwell@bibbfamilyconnection.org or at (478) 787-7542, or Georgia KIDS COUNT coordinator Rebecca Rice at rebecca@gafcp.org, or at 404-527-7394 (x103).

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