Making Change: The State Budget as a Tool for Racial and Ethnic Equity | Report | Summary

Race, Place & Policy Matter in Education | Report

Retention is Not an Intervention

Retention is NOT an Intervention: Promoting Literacy in Michigan

Race for Results — KIDS COUNT report

Race for Results Report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in April 2014.

Michigan News Release LANSING, Mich. – Michigan’s future prosperity is linked to how well we prepare the state’s current generation of children for the jobs of the 21st century. A new KIDS COUNT® report shows that Michigan has a long way to go to eliminate barriers for children, particularly African American kids, to accomplish that goal.

Race for Results Summary The report demonstrates how much state averages mask the dramatically different outcomes and conditions experienced by children of diverse races/ethnicity. For example, the state average hardly varied from the national average on almost all indicators.

Overview Indicator and Index findings for all five racial/ethnic groups in Michigan.

Pre-release Briefing on Michigan’s Findings PDF of the Powerpoint

Michigan’s Challenge – Infographic

Race for Results Indicators: Michigan vs. U.S.

In addition to the Race for Results Index, the Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT Data Center has up-to-date and comprehensive national, state and local statistics on child well-being.

Michigan Race Equity Coalition on Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice

Kids of color in Michigan are overrepresented in the child welfare system at every key point in the system. A broad-based, bipartisan group recommends more than 40 ways to address this issue in a report released May 21, 2014.

Kids Count in Michigan Director Jane Zehnder-Merrell headed the data committee and Lynn Jondahl, immediate past president of the League’s board of directors, served as co-chair along with state Supreme Court Justice Mary Beth Kelly.

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Overview with Lynn Jondahl (audio)

Interview with Mike Williams Orchard Children’s Services (audio)

Interview with Jane Zehnder-Merrell (audio)