| Jul 2, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Dozens of boys and girls stretched to a Taylor Swift song before an all-out dance session. Outside, a group of children did cannon balls and splashed in the pool. Others awaited the star attractions of the recreation center at Liberty Elementary School...
| Jun 24, 2013
Maryland, which has seen improvements in childhood education and health in recent years, ranks No. 10 in the country for overall child well-being, according to a report released today by the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Despite the high...
| Jun 24, 2013
The economic well-being of South Dakota children ranks third in the nation.
Despite that, South Dakota dropped one spot overall in the 2013 Kids Count Data Book, which looks at child well-being.
Last year's ranking was 17th, and the state placed...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 12:44 PM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The annual Kids Count survey says Michigan is facing rising child poverty.
The report released Monday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation on child well-being says support for families must be addressed by state and federal...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry came to Connecticut recently trying to convince businesses here that they'd be far better off moving to the Lone Star State. Maybe, unless those corporate types have children.
According to this year's Kids Count ratings, Texas...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 10:26 AM
Five years ago, I thought I might have to leave Baltimore. Not because I wanted to but because I thought I needed to.
It was 2008. Like many employers, Urbanite magazine, where I worked, was feeling the effects of the Great Recession, so I would soon...
| May 17, 2013
| 8:15 AM
In their commentary ("Six steps for post-Alonso school reform," May 14), Thomas Wilcox, Diane Bell-McKoy and Laura Gamble use many lofty and idealistic sounding words to promote their vision. However, it bears noting that education "reformers" are well-...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Pennsylvania gets mixed grades in a new, nationwide report on child-rearing, ranking near the top of states in education but in the middle of the pack for indicators on poverty and family stability. The new Kids Count report by the......
| Dec 23, 2012
SOUTH BEND -- The teen was struggling as two guards pulled her down the hallway of the Juvenile Justice Center last week, crying and cursing as she unsuccessfully demanded her release. Those sitting in the nearby offices of St. Joseph County Probate Judge...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 3:38 PM
About 30 foster children in Baltimore stand to lose their social workers — for some the one constant in lives prone to turmoil — as the Annie E. Casey Foundation begins a new mission intended to extend its reach.
| Dec 2, 2012
| 9:05 PM
Florida is tied with California for having the worst record of employing teens: Only 18 percent have jobs, according to a new study released Monday.
"At this rate, a generation will grow up with little early work experience, missing the chance to...