News Round-Up: Minnesota #1 in Child Well-Being


July 22, 2015

Photo: Governor Mark Dayton and CDF-MN Research and Policy Director, Stephanie Hogenson, at July 21, 2015 press conference at the Division of Indian Work, Minneapolis.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation released its annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, showing Minnesota as the #1 state nationwide for child well-being, but with stark disparities persisting for American Indian children and children of color. View coverage of how CDF-MN, Minnesota's KIDS COUNT grantee, and Governor Mark Dayton, responded to the news at a press conference held Tuesday, July 21, at the CDF Freedom Schools® site operated in partnership with the Minneapolis Public Schools Office of Indian Education and the Division of Indian Work.

CDF-MN press release, KIDS COUNT data book, and Minnesota fact sheet

WCCO Dayton will keep seeking money for early education

Kare 11 Study: MN Ranks#1 in Well-Being

Fox 9 Minnesota #1 in Kids Count Child Well-Being Poll

AP/WCCO Report Suggests Minnesota Among Top States For Child Welfare

KSTP Minnesota Ranks First in Child Well-Being

PBS More Children are in Poverty Today Than Before the Great Recession

Star Tribune Minnesota ranked No. 1 in national poll for well-being of children

MPR Minnesota ranks as top state for kids, report finds

Grand Forks Herald The kids are alright - Minnesota ranks number one for child well-being

USA Today More children living in poverty now than during recession

Bring Me the News Report says MN is top state for kids’ well-being – but racial disparities an issue

Gazette Review Minnesota Number 1 in Child Well-Being Report