The December issue looks at the work states face to deal with the health care needs of an aging population and new approaches to teacher evaluations.
Anyone following the news has heard that more American children are living in poverty now than in 2000. What they may not know, however, is that although economic conditions have worsened, children are experiencing better health and are doing better in school.
Fewer children lack health insurance, fewer teenagers are abusing alcohol or drugs, and more kids are attending preschool and graduating on time than did 10 years ago.
On the down side, more children have parents who lack secure employment and struggle with high housing costs, and more teenagers are neither in school nor working.
These findings by the Annie E. Casey Foundation are based on 16 indicators in four areas: economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.
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