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Our 5th annual KIDS COUNT conference is Monday, June 26, 2017! We'll have nationally renown speakers, presentation of the Amy Biehl Youth Spirit Awards, presentation of the Spirit of Hope Awards and more! Register for the conference here. Want to be a conference sponsor? Contact Farah Council 505-244-9505, ext. 111.
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New Mexico’s 2017 KIDS COUNT Profile

The Annie E. Casey Foundation compares the 50 states on 16 indicators of child well-being and ranks them accordingly. This fact sheet shows how New Mexico does in the 2017 national KIDS COUNT Data Book, which has the state ranked 49th in the nation. (Fact sheet; June 2017) Read more
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State makes gains on kids’ health, but for how long?

New Mexico children remain worse off educationally and economically than their peers in just about every other state, according to the latest Kids Count report, an annual data analysis expected Tuesday. But the new state-by-state report card also shows New Mexico is making progress on improving children’s health, with more young people covered by insurance than the national average.
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June 8, 2017
Kansas, just wrapped up a 5-year long experiment in governance from which the other 49 states can now glean some important lessons. The Kansas Legislature has voted to roll back much of the 2012 package of tax cuts that sent the state into a downward spiral of financial instability and weakened the Kansas’ public schools, universities, Medicaid program, and virtually everything else that the state funds.
June 5, 2017
Economists say it again and again: investments in higher education pay off. Unfortunately, Governor Susana Martinez’s decision to veto all funding for higher education—every penny—sent the wrong message to current and future college students worried about college costs as well as to businesses reticent of investing in a state that does not value education.
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