The path to a successful future begins long before young people enter high school. Along their educational path, children hit several key milestones that provide a glimpse into their likely future. In this data story, we connect the dots between some key indicators that show how children progress within Arkansas’s educational system.
Our story begins in the womb, as mothers who take advantage of prenatal care, create healthy habits and have low stress increase their chances of putting their babies on a track toward health and success. In 2018, only 69% of Arkansas mothers reported that their first prenatal doctor’s visit was in