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Indiana Ranks 28th in Nation for Child Well-being

INDIANAPOLIS — The national 2018 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, ranks Indiana 28th in the nation for child well-being. Compared to neighboring states, Indiana ranks behind Illinois (22nd), Ohio (25th), and ahead of Michigan (33rd) and Kentucky (37th.) Economically, nearly 20 percent of Indiana children are living in […]

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Culture Education

The Hoosier Poverty Problem Needs Real Solutions

Indiana’s Kids Rely on Smart Poverty Policies from Hoosier Lawmakers By: Andrew Bradley More than one in five Hoosier children are stuck living in poverty, and they need Indiana’s policymakers to tackle innovative policy solutions to help secure their future. Data recently released by Kids Count and the Indiana Youth Institute reveal that the poverty rate […]

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Government

Michelle Obama vs Utah School Lunch Grinches; Indiana, Your Move

Michelle Obama vs. Utah School Lunch Grinches;  Indiana- Your Move First Lady Michelle Obama announced her plan to extend free school lunches (and breakfast) to ALL students across the country in districts for which more than 40% of the student population fall into the free or reduced category.   Photo: Courtesy of Times Union; Feb. […]