We Dig Into the 2018 Kids Count Data

Jun 27, 2018


The Annie E. Casey Foundation has been conducting its annual Kids Count study data every year since 1990. The goal it to give state legislators, public officials, and child advocates reliable data to inform policy choices. The 2018 data book was released at noon today. Florida showed improvement in children living in high-poverty areas, teen births and proficiencies in reading and math. The sunshine state earned an overall ranking of 34 in child well-being. We’re joined now by Dr. Norin Dollard, the Florida Kids Count Director, to get a sense of how Florida fared this year, and what direction the trend lines are heading.