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Archive: July 21, 2015

Children of Virginia's working poor haven't benefited enough from the economic recovery, according to the latest Kids Count survey. Photo courtesy Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children.

RICHMOND, Va. – Children in Virginia are faring worse, and the state's ranking on key measures of caring for them has fallen, according to the latest Annie E. Casey Foundation KIDS COUNT report. The annual survey found about 40,000 more Virginia children are living below the federal poverty l ...Read More

Minnesota ranks number one in childhood well-being in the latest Kids Count report from the Annie. E. Casey Foundation. Credit: PixDeluxe.

MINNEAPOLIS – After nearly a decade out of the top spot, Minnesota is once again the best in the nation when it comes to the overall well-being of children. The latest Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation has the state ranked number one, based on 16 indicators including econom ...Read More

Kentucky ranks 34th in the nation in overall child well-being according to a new report. Credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. – When it comes to child well-being, Kentucky is 34th in the nation according to an annual report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The 2015 Kids Count Data Book, out today, finds that compared to the beginning of the recession in 2008, Kentucky has made improvements in 1 ...Read More

More than one in four West Virginia children lives in poverty, and a new Kids Count survey says their families have been passed up by the economic recovery. Photo courtesy Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia's children are faring worse, and the state's ranking on key measures of caring for them has fallen, according to the latest Annie E. Casey Foundation KIDS COUNT report. The annual survey found 27 percent of West Virginia children live below the federal povert ...Read More

Missouri's hunger-fighting advocates say false memes like this, widely circulated on social media, damage the entire food assistance network. Credit: Empower Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Lavish meals of lobster, steak and beer purchased with food assistance benefits are among the tall tales often taken at face value, and widely circulated on social media, but advocates say Missourians need to do their homework to separate food stamp fact from fiction. Gl ...Read More

School may be out of session, but education is top of mind in Congress, as a conference committee is being selected to hash out differences between House and Senate versions of a new Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Credit: Jennifer Happ/Morguefile.

PORTLAND, Ore. – The federal law that governs public education across the country is getting a makeover, and so far Oregon educators say they're pleased with the possibilities. Last week, the U.S. Senate passed a major revision of "No Child Left Behind," the law that was criticized for its em ...Read More

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has put an end to the ongoing John Doe probe exploring connections between Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign and outside special-interest groups. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

MADISON, Wis. – The 4-to-3 ruling by the Wisconsin Supreme Court to end the 2012 John Doe probe into Governor Scott Walker's recall election campaign financing will open the doors to secret outside money in Wisconsin elections, says Jay Heck, executive director of Common Cause in Wisconsin. H ...Read More

New data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds too many Michigan children mired in poverty, despite the official end of the Great Recession several years ago. Credit: Enishad Hallwall/Morguefile.

LANSING, Mich. – It's been six years since the official end of the Great Recession, but many Michigan families are still stranded in poverty, according to the latest data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The new Kids Count Data Book finds almost one in four Michigan children – 24 per ...Read More

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