CDF’s The State of America’s Children 2014 Report Published

Children’s Defense Fund published a new report, The State of Americas Children 2014, which provides a comprehensive analysis of national and state data on population, poverty, family structure, family income, health, nutrition, early childhood development, education, child welfare, juvenile justice, and gun violence.

The report suggests that the number of homeless children enrolled in public schools in the state of Minnesota increased by 97% between the 2006 and 2012.

The study also shows that students who live in poverty fare far worse in the public school system than those from higher income families.

Approximately 75% of lower income fourth and eighth grade Minnesota public school students performed below their grade level in math and reading in 2013; less than 50% of higher income students performed below their grade level in math & reading during the same time period.

Source: http://www.childrensdefense.org/child-research-data-publications/data/2014-soac.pdf

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