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1 Investing in Our Future The Early Childhood Data Equation for Dallas and Texas Frances Deviney, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate Texas KIDS COUNT Director March 31, 2014 forabettertexas.org/data forabettertexas.org/investinkids + +

2 @LibbyDoggett #kidscount

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7 DATA + STORIES

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9 Opportunity Investment

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12 State-level HEALTH and NUTRITION investments were related to children s... EDUCATION! forabettertexas.org/investinkids 12 +

13 Where does Texas & Dallas Co. stand? $

14 Source: Texas State Data Center From : Dallas County s child population grew by 45K, or 7%. But... 28% 7% -1%

15 $ Economic Well-Being

16 Child poverty continues to climb even after recession Texas Recession Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, Census Bureau (Kids Count Data Center)

17 Dallas County s young children more likely to live in poverty

18 Poverty cutoff for a family of three

19 $ Health

20 Texas uninsured kids less likely to be in excellent/very good health 90% 69% 58% Uninsured Public Ins Private Ins National Survey of Children s Health

21 Young children more likely to be uninsured in Dallas Co. 3-year avg. estimates, American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau

22 Nearly 1 of every 3 Texas Adults are UNINSURED 2011 Current Population Survey, U.S. Census Bureau as reported in datacenter.kidscount.org

23 Coverage Gap for a Texas Family of Four THE CASTROS OCCUPATION HOUSEHOLD INCOME ANNUAL PREMIUM PARENTS MEDICAID ELIGIBLE SUBSIDY Office clerk and parttime home health aide $23,000 $8,704 NO! $0

24 Coverage Gap for a Texas Co. Family of Four THE CAMPAS OCCUPATION HOUSEHOLD INCOME ANNUAL PREMIUM PARENTS MEDICAID ELIGIBLE SUBSIDY Maintenance worker and stay-at-home mom $24,000 $8,704 NO! $8,224

25 If Texas accepts new Medicaid dollars, both families could be covered

26 $ Nutrition

27 1 of every 4 Dallas Co. KIDS is FOOD INSECURE 2011 Food Insecurity data, Map the Meal Gap, Feeding America (KIDS COUNT Data Center)

28 Each month, SNAP cuts = We ve made it harder to get food assistance

29 Hunger in in Schools THREE OUT OF FIVE Teachers say they teach Kids who regularly come To school hungry Source: No Kid Hungry Teachers Report, Share Our Strength, 2013.

30 Texas Expanded Breakfast Bill

31 $ Education

32 Nearly One of Every Four Texas Preschoolers Not Read to Regularly Source: National Survey of Children s Health from Annie E. Casey Foundation, KIDS COUNT Data Center

33 51% of Dallas Co. 4 year-olds are attending preschool CPPP analysis of school year enrollment data, TEA

34 Economically Disadvantaged kids who went to pre-k did better on their state standardized tests Analysis of TEA 2011 TAKS data by the Office of Rep. Mike Villarreal

35 More students are staying in and graduating from high school Attrition Graduation 35

36 Dallas Co. dropouts twice as likely to live in poverty as graduates 29% 17% 11% 4% No High School Diploma High School Diploma Associate's Degree Bachelor's Degree Adults 25+ yrs, 2012 American Community Survey

37 Choices: Texas Educational Investment rd Per pupil spending before the cuts NCES, Kids Count Data Center

38 Choices: Texas underfunded public education by $5.3 Billion for , or approximately $500 per student

39 Choices: Including the elimination of Pre-k expansion grants High school completion grants CPPP analysis of data from the Legislative Budget Board

40 What s our investment going forward?

41 In the 2013 Legislative Session... Legislators put $3.2 Billion back into public education for , or approx. $108 per student (after accounting for inflation & student population growth) $108 $ CPPP analysis of Legislative budget data

42 Texas Current Investments in Kids 2011 vs EDUCATION $3,512 $3,031

43 Texas Current Investments in Kids 2011 vs CHILD HEALTH $1,481 $1,272

44 Texas Current Investments in Kids 2011 vs EVERYTHING ELSE $615 $550

45 The Early Childhood Data Equation for Texas Kids $

46 What can YOU do?

47 People who choose to do nothing still affect public policy, but their silence supports the way things are rather than helping make things better. -- Helen J. Farabee, first executive director of CPPP

48 forabettertexas.org/data.html

49 Kids Count Data Center datacenter.kidscount.org

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52 Check out our new video, Invest in Me at

53 Thank you! Frances Deviney, PhD Senior Research Associate (512) forabettertexas.org/investinkids +

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