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Report: Two-thirds of N.D. children aren’t proficient readers by fourth grade

January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Two-thirds of North Dakota’s children aren’t proficient readers by the time they reach fourth grade, and the results are worse for the state’s low-income students, with nearly four out of five not hitting proficient reading marks, acc…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Report: Two-thirds of N.D. children aren’t proficient readers by fourth grade

January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Two-thirds of North Dakota’s children aren’t proficient readers by the time they reach fourth grade, and the results are worse for the state’s low-income students, with nearly four out of five not hitting proficient reading marks, acc…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Report: Two-thirds of N.D. children aren’t proficient readers by fourth grade

January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Two-thirds of North Dakota’s children aren’t proficient readers by the time they reach fourth grade, and the results are worse for the state’s low-income students, with nearly four out of five not hitting proficient reading marks, acc…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Survey says ND, Minn. good for kids

June 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2013 Kids Count Data Book, North Dakota ranks sixth nationally in overall child well-being, with Minnesota two slots ahead at fourth. Continue Reading

Minnesota, N.D. rank high in child health report, but sluggish national economy has ‘lowered the bar’

August 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Children’s well-being, health analysis report Kids Count ranks Minnesota No. 2, N.D. No. 10But local analysts said these findings can be deceptive, especially considering that Minnesota has seen a 56 percent jump in its child poverty rate over the past decade and 21 percent of North Dakota children now live in families with neither parent employed full-time, year-round. Continue Reading

Kids Count reveals disparities among children of color, American Indian children

September 16, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

BEMIDJI – Statistically, a quarter of all youth younger than 17 years of age in Beltrami County live in poverty, according to a data book released by Kids Count Minnesota.
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Kids Count: Southwest Minn. better than U.S.

August 1, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Counties in southwest Minnesota have more children living in poverty than the state as a whole, according to KIDS COUNT data recently released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Continue Reading

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Forum editorial: ND kids apparently don’t count

July 31, 2010 in INFORUM

North Dakota’s go-go economy has defied the national recession since the downturn began several years ago. Continue Reading

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Poverty increases in North Dakota

July 27, 2010 in INFORUM

State ranks No. 12 in children’s well-being, down from No. 7 last year
With more students in poverty, two West Fargo schools are looking to be the first in the school district to qualify for Title I schoolwide status.
It would give all students not just those in poverty more help in and out of the classroom. Continue Reading