CAN Equity Blog

The CAN Equity Blog is an information resource where local, state and national data and research are used to better understand local equity challenges, local efforts to address equity challenges are highlighted, effective practices from other communities are examined, and ideas for expanding equity are advanced. Opinions expressed are those of CAN staff and not necessarily those of the CAN partner agencies. If you have any content that you would like to share on the CAN Equity Blog, please email that information to CAN’s Executive Director, Raul Alvarez: ralvarez@canatx.org

Language Needs in the Greater Austin Area

July 22 2015 | CAN Editor

As Austin grows its global connections, the diversity of languages spoken in the area has grown as well. Just under one-third of residents of the five-county Greater Austin Area (28%) speak a language other than English at home and 11% speak English less than “very well”, according to 5-year American Community Survey data. In 22% […]

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Report: Austin area’s “well-being” markers improve

May 19 2015 | CAN Editor

As the Austin metro area continues its spectacular growth, it has emerged from the recession as one of the fastest growing cities in the nation with improvements on most socioeconomic fronts. But disparities by race, ethnicity, income, and geography persist, and despite a strong economy, the region faces challenges in affordability and in a growing […]

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Local educational outcomes improving, but racial and income disparities persist

May 13 2015 | CAN Editor

AUSTIN — Nearly 90 percent of Central Texas students graduated from high school in four years in 2013, but only 30 percent of graduates earned a post-secondary credential within six years, according to the 2015 CAN Community Dashboard, an annual report that tracks local trends in social, health, educational, and economic well-being. On-time high school […]

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