New Report Shows Virginia’s Kids Faring Better

New Report Shows Virginia’s Kids Faring Better

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A new report shows Virginia kids are steadily improving on multiple measures of child well-being. That includes better figures on preschool attendance and family health insurance coverage. The 2014 Kids Count report ranks Virginia as the ninth-best among the 50 states. The Commonwealth was in 11th place last year. Some child advocates are warning that trends in childhood poverty and a rise in single-parent families threaten to undermine those gains.

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