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Children at Risk issues preliminary summary on legislative achievements and lost opportunities for Texas children

Children at Risk recently released a child-focused 87th Legislative Session recap outlining missed opportunities and legislative wins. During the recent session, Children at Risk registered support for bills 93 times, provided impactful written testimony 21 times, and provided oral testimony 20 times.

Early childhood education, human trafficking and child exploitation, children’s health and nutrition and family well-being all saw legislative wins. According to the recap, public education and childhood racial disparities saw minimal, if any gains.

Children at Risk is expected to release a full legislative report in the coming weeks.

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