SDKC PRESS RELEASES

South Dakota Ranks 29th in Nation for Child Well-Being

June 27, 2018

VERMILLION, S.D. — The 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book, released today by the Annie E.
Casey Foundation, shows that while some areas of child well-being have improved for South Dakota’s kids, more work must be done for children in the state, especially around health.

Children of Color and Children in Immigrant Families Have High Rates of Poverty in South Dakota

October 24, 2017

VERMILLION, S.D. — The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s new report, 2017 Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children, highlights various challenges hindering the well-being and success of children of color in South Dakota, especially American Indian children.

South Dakota Ranks 21st in Latest National Rankings for Child Well-Being

June 13, 2017

VERMILLION, S.D., June 13, 2017 — The latest comprehensive national review of child well-being shows South Dakota’s young children still struggling with poverty and low levels of academic proficiency in reading and math, leaving the state with just a fair ranking compared to others.

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