News

Iowa Rates High In Kids’ Survey

Iowa Rates High In Kids’ Survey

Photo: clipart.com

Iowa moved up four spots in the annual “Kids Count” survey, to third in the country this year.

The survey by the Anne E. Casey Foundation looks at 16 factors believed to be an indication of how well kids are doing in each of the 50 states. Massachusetts and Vermont were ranked one and two. Iowa Kids Count Director Michael Crawford says the move by Iowa shows how close the states in the top 10 are.


The four health areas ranked are the number of low birthweight babies, the number of children without health insurance, the number of child and teen deaths and the number of teens who use drugs or alcohol. Iowa also saw an improvement in all four education areas.


New Hampshire and Minnesota rounded out the top five in the survey behind Iowa.

Arizona, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico and Mississippi ranked lowest among the states.

Recent Headlines

in Local

No Special Session for South Dakota Education

Dennis Daugaard 60914

The call for a special session of the South Dakota legislature has failed.

in Local

Governor Addresses Camp for Gifted Students

gov

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard told students at the wrap up of the “Governors Camp” at USD in Vermillion today that their future is bright, but they have to make good choices.

in Local

Historical Sites Eligible for Restoration Funding Assistance

money 20

Private, public, and non-profit land owners are invited to apply for grants through the Deadwood Fund program.

in Local

Keystone XL Groundwork Continues

CKnB1U-WwAEO4XD

The groundwork is still under way as Trans Canada waits for final approvals of its plans to build the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline.

in Local

South Dakota Congresswoman Against Iran Nuclear Deal

Kristi Noem

As members of Congress continue to scrutinize and debate the nuclear deal struck with Iran, South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem is in clear opposition to the deal.