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Fox 17: Kids Count Report: Michigan ranks 32nd in overall child well-being

While Michigan is showing some improvement when it comes to the health and well-being of children, it still lags behind the majority of the rest of the states. That’s according to the 25th annual KIDS COUNT Report, produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

In the rankings for overall well-being of children, Michigan ranks 32 in the 2014 report. That is down a position from last year. July 22, 2014 — Fox 17

MLive: Kids Count rankings for child well-being: Michigan remains mired in bottom half of country

Michigan is improving slightly for major factors in child well-being, but still lags far behind the majority of states, according to the 25th annual “Kids Count” report.

The report, produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, revealed that while preschool attendance rates and teen birth rates improved from last year’s report, the state remains mired behind its neighbors. July 22, 2014 — MLive

WLNS: Kids Count Report Reveals Michigan Kids Falling Behind

The national kids count report is out Tuesday and it’s shining a spotlight on the kids in Michigan.

The study shows some Michigan children are significantly behind when it comes to their well-being and success. July 22, 204 — WLNS

Oakland Press: State child poverty rate up again, Oakland on low end in region

The number of children in poverty jumped 39 percent from 1990-2012 in Michigan, a nationwide kids’ well-being advocacy report shows. July 22, 2014 — Oakland Press

WKZO: 25th annual Kids Count report assesses standard of living for Michigan children

The newest Kids Count report has been released by the Michigan League for Public Policy, and it finds the state making progress in some areas, but falling back in others. The league’s Judy Putnam says that the percentage of children who live in poor families continues to climb while nothing is done about it. July 22, 2014 — WKZO

9 and 10 News: Annual Kids Count Survey Report Released

According to the Annual Kids Count Survey, child poverty rates rose during 25 years of gathering data, although fewer teens are giving birth or dying. July 22, 2014 — 9 and 10 News

Fox 17: Kids Count Report: Michigan ranks 32nd in overall child well-being

While Michigan is showing some improvement when it comes to the health and well-being of children, it still lags behind the majority of the rest of the states. That’s according to the 25th annual KIDS COUNT Report, produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. July 22, 2014 — Fox 17

Michigan’s Children: Making Kids’ Education Count in Michigan

The Annie E. Casey Foundation today released their 25th annual examination of how kids are doing nationally, and state-by-state. According to the 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book, Michigan ranks 32nd in the nation on child, youth and family well-being, nearly landing us in the bottom third of the states. As if this wasn’t bad enough news on its own, ten years ago we ranked 24th and have been making a pretty steady slide down since that time. July 22, 2014 — Michigan’s Children

The Detroit News: Survey: Recession sent Michigan’s child poverty up

More of Michigan’s children fell into poverty during the Great Recession, according to the annual Kids Count survey released Tuesday.

The report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation on the well-being of children said 1 in 4 Michigan youngsters was in an impoverished household in 2012, up from 19 percent in 2005. In addition, the number of children living in high-poverty areas rose from 8 percent in 2000 to 16 percent in 2008-12, the survey said. July 22, 2014 – The Detroit News

Detroit News: Enrollment in Michigan Medicaid expansion exceeds 322K

Lansing— More people have enrolled in Medicaid’s expansion in less than four months than were expected to sign up in the entire first year of the program, the Snyder administration announced Thursday. July 11, 2014 — Detroit News

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