Tennessee was ranked at No. 35, which has been a gradual improvement since being near the bottom of the 50 states in the Kids Count survey during the late 1990s.
When it comes to how well children are doing, Texas lags behind most other states, ranking 41st in the country. Fewer children are in poverty than in 2010, but the state still has the highest percentage of children in poverty in the nation.
31st in economic well-being. Kentucky also has nine percent of teens age 16 to 19 not attending school nor employed. Twenty-one percent of Georgia high school students failed to graduate on time, which is an improvement, but higher than the national rate.
29th in family and community. Mark Fairchild with Covering Kids and Families says the Affordable Care Act has made coverage more accessible. Thats down from a 14 percent uninsured rate in 2010.
Advocates say that advance is in jeopardy, however, with President Donald Trump's push to overhaul health insurance and that access to coverage is only a start in improving the health of New Mexico's children.
The Casey Foundation says health insurance not only leads to better health outcomes for kids, but it also protects families financially.
New data released Tuesday is giving Hoosiers a snapshot of over-all child welfare throughout the state.
The state ranks tenth in children's health. "That is what MI legislators should be looking to emulate".
THE 2017 report also points to places of improvement in Montana kids health, according to Calder. In Oklahoma, 22 percent of children - more than one in five - are growing up below the poverty line.
Kids Count is part of a national effort to improve conditions for children and their families.
More jobs attracted to Tennessee helps kids by helping their families out of poverty.
North Carolina's overall child poverty rate is down, but more children are living in concentrated areas of high poverty. "This unfairly burdens our young people and the nation, costing an estimated $500 billion a year in reduced economic opportunities and increased health and criminal justice-related costs".
MI continues to lag behind much of the county when it comes to the well being of its children.
The report lists MI at 32nd among states in child well-being. But high-school graduation rates and low enrollment in preschool continue to drag down the overall status of kids here, according to an annual ranking.
Kansas Action for Children receives funding for its state-level Kids Count projects, which analyzes childhood trends at the Kansas county level each fall.