NM Stuck at 49th in National KIDS COUNT Ranking

For the third straight year, New Mexico ranks next-to-last in the nation for child well-being in the KIDS COUNT Data Book, produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The Data Book looks at 16 indicators of child well-being, including economic security, education, health, and factors related to family and community. Link to the data book, fact sheets and more here.
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Our NM KIDS are COUNTing on Us: A Campaign for a Better New Mexico has been updated to reflect policies and appropriations from the 2016 legislative session, and data and rankings from the 2016 national KIDS COUNT Data Book. We're still working to incorporate the input gathered at our 4th Annual KIDS COUNT Conference, so check back for more updates. Link to the 2016 NM KIDS are COUNTing on Us campaign (updated June 2016)
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