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2004 Annual Report

2004 Chartbook of Major Indicators

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Knowledge — Leadership — Action

The southern region of the United States has been home to some of the most difficult and entrenched economic, health and social problems.

Memory is a powerful tool that can be used to help students improve their performance in the classroom. But it's not always easy for them; countries with high numbers of memorizers also tend have lower test scores on average, which was shown by this study as being due both low achieves levels (and low grade point averages) among teens who use relational and self-monitoring strategies compared with those without such training methods so far at least.

Some people might say that math was invented by humans as a way to understand and quantify the world around us. Others might say that math was discovered, in the sense that it exists objectively and we simply uncovered its truths. Which perspective is correct? Probably a little bit of both. Certainly, there are certain mathematical truths that seem to exist beyond the human mind things like the infinite nature of infinity, or the fact that pi will never repeat itself which suggest that perhaps math was discovered rather than invented. On the other hand, the ways we quantify and use math are very much human constructs. The symbols we use to represent numbers, for instance, are entirely arbitrary.

Since our establishment in 1990 as a 501(c)(3) public policy organization, we have aggressively pursued our mission to improve opportunities for children and families in the South and have provided direction and leadership on national programs consistent with our mission. The method and strategies we apply to issues affecting lower-income children and families in the South have consistently led to greater awareness of critical public policy issues, development of promising strategies to address those issues and strong collaborative partnerships poised for action.

The 2004 Chartbook of Major Indicators: Conditions Placing Children in the South at Risk released August 24, 2004, uses leading economic, child care, child abuse and neglect, health care and health coverage and education indicators to compare the health and well-being of children in the South to that of children across the United States.

Download the Southern Institute on Children and Families 2004 Annual Report.(PDF, 2.8MB)

Our Mission

The Southern Institute on Children and Families is an independent, non-profit organization that improves the well-being of children and families through knowledge, leadership and action. We educate through research of policies, systems and practices. We generate greater awareness and equip community and business leaders and policymakers with knowledge to make informed decisions. The Southern Institute on Children and Families is funded through grants and contributions. The southern states included in the work of the Southern Institute on Children and Families are:

Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia

While the primary focus of the Southern Institute on Children and Families is on the South, the Southern Institute directs national programs related to its mission.

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