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Report: Michigan Dips Again On Child Well-Being

The anti-poverty Michigan League for Public Policy says Michigan is “losing ground while other states prosper.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/21/2015

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Report Shows Improvements In Education For Michigan Kids

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/19/2015

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Report: State Child Poverty Up, Teen Deaths Down

Michigan’s lowest ranking was in education, where children have struggled in math, reading and graduating on time.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/22/2014


Report: Black Children Lag In Overall Well-Being

A new report shows Michigan has the third-lowest score in the nation for the overall well-being of black children.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/01/2014

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How Well Are Michigan’s Kids Doing?

The latest Kids Count report puts the state’s kids 31st among the country’s 50 states in terms of their well-being.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2013

Report: More Michigan Children Living In Poverty

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/31/2013


Report Says Michigan Lags In Child Well-Being

Jane Zehnder-Merrell of Kids Count in Michigan says an astounding number of young students are in academic trouble.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/25/2012

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Report Ranks Best And Worse Counties For Infant Health

The annual Right Start in Michigan is out with its new ranking of Michigan counties in areas that contribute to infant mortality.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/30/2012

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Report: More Michigan Kids Suffer From Abuse, Poverty

Child abuse and neglect in Michigan has jumped 34% over the past decade.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/24/2012

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Kids Count: Economy Hurting Michigan’s Youth

The annual “Kids Count” report shows a 64-percent jump in child poverty over the past decade.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/17/2011