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Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count data book is out today

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The latest Kids Count report has good news for Michigan, with one caveat.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count data book is out today.

The report examines kids’ economic well-being, health and other key measurements.

The state of Michigan moved up four spots in this year’s Kids Count.

Kelsey Purdue is with the Michigan League for Public Policy. She says there’s good news in the Kids Count report and the League’s own state level report out today.

“There are some progress, but also some areas of opportunity as it relates to economic security.”

The good news in the reports is tempered because the data is largely pre-pandemic.

Purdue says there is still value to take from the reports.