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City Pulse Newsmakers: Minimum wage

Gilda Jacobs talks about minimum wage in a half-hour broadcast.  April 11, 2014 — City Pulse Newsmakers

Detroit Free Press: Nancy Kaffer: Among the worst in the nation? Michigan must stop failing our kids

It’s a strange trifecta of states, all united by a shameful commonality: terrible outcomes for African-American children.

That’s the most troubling finding of a report released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which authors the annual Kids Count report that measures outcomes nationally for children of all races. This is the first time the foundation has examined the progress of children by race and ethnicity at the state and national level, using 12 indicators of success from birth to adulthood. April 3, 2014 — Detroit Free Press

WDET News: Michigan’s kids lag behind nation when it comes to well-being

“There are initiatives…they’re not broad enough and deep enough to make a sea change in what’s happening for kids.”

Jane Zehnder-Merrill, Michigan League for Public Policy. April 2, 2014 –  WDET News

WKAR: Latest kids count: Michigan’s numbers abysmal on child well-being

The Annie E. Casey Foundation released its latest Kids Count Report yesterday that looks at child well-being across the country. For the first time, its researchers broke down the numbers across ethnic and racial groups and found disparities nationwide when it comes to how our children are faring. April 2, 2014 — WKAR

WLNS: Kids Count Survey Results In

For the first time ever a national report ranks the well-being of children across the country. April 1, 2014 — WLNS TV6

The Mining Journal: Race matters – report shows African Americans kids not as well off as others

Michigan has a long way to go in ensuring children of different races live on an equal playing field, according to the latest report issued by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT. April 2, 2014  — The Mining Journal

IPR: New report breaks down inequality among Michigan children by race

A newly released report is breaking new ground in the study of inequality among our children. April 1, 2014 –Interlochen Public Radio

MLive: Kids Count: Michigan ranks poorly for opportunities, outcomes for black, white children

Michigan is struggling to ensure the well-being of children of all races, but outcomes for white and black children both lag behind national averages, according to a new analysis from the “Kids Count” project. April 1, 2014 — MLive

Public News Service: Report: African American Children in MI Face Barriers To Success

LANSING, Mich. – If Michigan can truly be a place where all kids have the chance to succeed, the state has a long way to go, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The study compares how children of different races and ethnic backgrounds are doing on such key indicators as early childhood education, high school graduation rates, and neighborhood resources. April 1, 2014 — Public News Service

The Detroit News: Report: Well-being of African-Americans in Michigan among the worst in nation

The well-being of African-American children in Michigan is among the worst in the nation, according to a report to be released today.

The Kids Count report found only Mississippi and Wisconsin fared worse than the Wolverine state, based on 12 criteria, including normal birth weights, education of parents and the number of children living at or above poverty. April 1, 2014 — The Detroit News

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