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Education Improving, Poverty Worsening Among Hawaii Children

The 2014 KIDS COUNT data book compares children's well-being before and after the recession.

·By Alia Wong

Hawaii’s children are making strides in education but face worsening economic conditions since the period before the recession, according to the newest KIDS COUNT Data Book.

The report, which was released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, compiles national and state-level data on the well-being of children. Hawaii falls smack dab in the middle of the data book’s overall state rankings, at 25th place.

The report looks at 16 indicators in 14 areas related to children’s well-being: economic well-being, education, health and the family and community context.

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