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Kids Count Project Receives $85,000 Grant

(WLNS) – Kids Count in Michigan just received a nice financial boost.

The Skillman Foundation has awarded an $85,000 grant to the Michigan League for public Policy for its Kids Count project. 30 more words


Locals concerned about Illinois child poverty report

EAST MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) – Children living in poverty is a sad truth that advocates say needs to change.

The annual “Kids Count” report for Illinois was released. 103 more words


Kids Count Report Reveals Startling Rankings For Jackson County

JACKSON, MI (WLNS) – In seven of 14 categories measured, including the number of children in poverty and adolescent deaths, Jackson County faired worse than in the past. 192 more words


Kids Count In Michigan: Reactions To The Report From The Front Lines

(WLNS) – The newest ‘Kids Count’ report for Michigan has just been released. The report looks at the “well-being” of children in each county factoring in child poverty, child abuse or neglect, and food assistance among other things. 392 more words


Report Shows Improvements In Education For Michigan Kids

By Alisha Green, Associated Press

LANSING (AP) – Michigan’s children are making improvements in school and their health is on the up, but more are living in poverty as families struggle to recover from the recession, according to a report released Thursday on child and family well-being in the state. 372 more words


Kids Count In Michigan: 82 Counties Ranked On Child Well-Being

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – In the Kids Count in Michigan Data Book 2015 released Thursday, three measures of economic conditions worsened over the trend period with nearly one in every four children living in an impoverished household, a 35 percent increase in child poverty over six years. 789 more words


Kids Count In Michigan: Ingham County Child Care Costs More Than Michigan Average

INGHAM COUNTY, MI (WLNS) – In the Kids Count in Michigan Data Book 2015 released Thursday, Ingham County ranks 48th for child well-being.

Livingston County and Ottawa County tied for the top spot for child well-being. 94 more words