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Montana's child well-being rankings down over last year

Montana's child well-being rankings down over last year

Montana fared worse this year than last in terms of child well-being and remains last when it comes to children’s health rankings, according to the new National Kids Count Data Book.

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Wyoming drops several spots on child wellness report

Despite seeing improvements in multiple areas, Wyoming’s overall ranking on a national children’s well-being report dropped several spaces.

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Study: Wyoming Hispanic students encounter above-average conditions

Study: Wyoming Hispanic students encounter above-average conditions

Opportunities for Hispanic students in Wyoming are greater than the norm for Hispanics in the U.S., according to a national study released Tuesday.

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Report: Nation doesn’t invest enough in children’s early years

HELENA — A new report concluded that Americans as a nation are failing to invest enough in their children’s early years.

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Gazette opinion: Poverty, health gaps hinder many Montana students

Most Montana schoolchildren will be back in class by the end of this week. Are they ready to learn? Do they get needed health care, including preventive care? Do families have resources to provide for their children?

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Gazette opinion: Kids Count report highlights growth areas for state

When it comes to Montana children’s health and well-being, a disturbing trend is beginning to emerge.

July 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Wyoming doing a better job of caring for kids

CHEYENNE — A national report has Wyoming showing improvement in the welfare of its children and teens.

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Study: Montana is 28th in kids’ well-being

HELENA — Montana ranked 28th nationally in overall children’s well-being, placing above average in three of the four broad categories, but again was dead last among the states in children’s health, according to the 2013 National Kids Count Data Book.

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Gazette opinion: Montana can’t afford high school dropouts

It’s extremely difficult to be successful in life without a high school diploma.

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Guest opinion: Montana must do more to prevent child, teen deaths

Letting Montana’s children — OUR children — die at a rate that is higher than almost anywhere else in the country is inexcusable.

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Gazette opinion: Montana, Wyoming can do better for their children

Gazette opinion: Montana, Wyoming can do better for their children

When headlines say Montana ranked 28th among the states in measures of child well-being and Wyoming ranked 19th, readers ought to wonder exactly what that means.

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Wyoming ranks in top half of states for child well-being

Wyoming ranks in top half of states for child well-being

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s child and teen death rate inched up during the second half of the past decade, even as the national rate declined 15 percent, according to figures released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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Montana makes gains, but ranks 28th in Kids Count study

Montana makes gains, but ranks 28th in Kids Count study

HELENA — Montana ranked 28th best nationally in some key indicators of children’s well-being, but once again trailed its four neighboring states, the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2012 Kids Count Data Book showed Tuesday.

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Wyoming Kinship Advocacy serves legal guardians' needs

CHEYENNE — Alice Carter took in two of her grandchildren two decades ago because their mother, her daughter, had mental health issues and couldn’t properly care for them.

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Wyoming more likely to jail kids than other states

LARAMIE, Wyo. - A foundation that advocates for disadvantaged children says Wyoming jails juveniles at a higher rate than any other state.

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Gazette opinion: Montana must do better for kids' sake

Montana ranked a dismal 33rd overall among the 50 states on 10 measures of children’s well-being in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count report released last week.

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Montana ranks worst in 5-state area for child health

HELENA — Montana received the worst rankings in its five-state region in key child health and well-being indicators, the Annie E. Casey Foundation reported in its 2011 Kids Count Data Book released Wednesday.

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Report: Well-being of Montana children declining

HELENA - A new report shows the well-being of Montana's children has declined compared to other states.

August 17, 2011 11:30 am Related Loading…

Guest opinion: Give children gifts for lifetime of reading

With the holidays fast approaching, many Americans are in search of the latest and greatest children's gifts to place under the tree. But amidst all the dolls, gadgets and superheroes, there's one gift that, more than any other, can make a profound difference in the life of a child — the gif…

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Birth rate among teens rises in Wyoming

CASPER — Wyoming’s teenage birth rate rose by more than 20 percent between 2000 and 2007, according to a report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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