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Arizona kids’ health, schooling fare poorly – again – in annual report

Despite gains in some areas, Arizona continued to rank among the worst states in the nation for education, according to the latest version of a national report that measures children’s well-being across several areas.... Read more»

Kids Count report: Arizona ranks 46th for childhood well-being

Arizona scrapes along the bottom of the nation in children’s well-being, ranking 46th in 2019 Kids Count data released Monday. Lack of affordable housing emerged as a pressure point.... Read more»

Report: AZ ranks 46th in U.S. in child education, health and family

Arizona ranks among the five worst states for children’s well being in education, health, economics and family and community matters, according to the Kids Count annual report.... Read more»

Analysis

Kids Count shows Az's preferred obsolete model

I like to say Arizona is the 48th state because it seems that’s about where we usually land when compared to the 49 other states on key measurements such as educational achievement, per pupil funding or children well-being. Thank God for Mississippi, the perennial 49th state. The only reason we consistently beat out Mississippi is because most kids in Arizona can spell “Mississippi.”... Read more»

Az falls to 47th place for child well-being

Arizona slipped from 46th to 47th place among states in 2011 for the well-being of its children on a variety of measures, including poverty, education, health, and family and community factors, according to a new report. KidsCount 2013, released Monday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, ranked Arizona ahead of only Nevada, Mississippi and New Mexico for 2011.... Read more»