While some factors related to education and health improved for the state’s nearly 2.5 million children over the past few years, economic security declined.
Michigan’s lowest ranking was in education, where children have struggled in math, reading and graduating on time.
A new report shows Michigan has the third-lowest score in the nation for the overall well-being of black children.
The latest Kids Count report puts the state’s kids 31st among the country’s 50 states in terms of their well-being.
The number of Michigan children living in poverty soared to more than a half-million by 2011 as many families in the state continue to face low wages, unemployment and cuts in social programs, according to a new report released Thursday.
Jane Zehnder-Merrell of Kids Count in Michigan says an astounding number of young students are in academic trouble.
The annual Right Start in Michigan is out with its new ranking of Michigan counties in areas that contribute to infant mortality.
Child abuse and neglect in Michigan has jumped 34% over the past decade.
The annual “Kids Count” report shows a 64-percent jump in child poverty over the past decade.
A new report says fewer teens are having babies in Michigan, but the percentage of babies born to unmarried women has risen sharply in the past decade.