Center for Public Policy Priorities

Kids Count
Kids Count is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S. funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. CPPP is the home of the Texas Kids Count Project. 

When Texas children are safe, healthy, and educated, Texas thrives. Ensuring that kids do well today  ensures that we all do well tomorrow. From 2000 to 2010, Texas accounted for half of the U.S. child population growth, which means when Texas kids do better, the U.S. does better.
2015 State of Texas Children
Annual Kids Count Report

Food and Nutrition in Texas
What You Need to Know

Invest in Texas Kids. It Matters.
A 20-Year Look at Texas' Budget for Our Children

2014-15 Children's Budget Report

2013 State of Texas Children
Investing in Our Future - Annual Kids Count Data Book

Our Staff
Texas Kids Count Film
Texas kids do the talking in our latest video, "Invest In Me."

Upcoming Event

Texas Kids Count Data Book Release 

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Time: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Sheraton Austin
701 E. 11th St. 
Austin, TX 78701

Learn about the state of Texas children today and how to make Texas the best state in America to be a kid. 

WATCH Webcast of Release Event
Kids Count Data Center
Visit the Kids Count Data Center for a state-by-state and county-by-county look at how kids are faring in more than 70 child well-being indicators. 
2014 National Data Book

The 25th edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation National KIDS COUNT report shows poor child well-being in Texas remains largely unchanged in the short and long term. 
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