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Report Finds Higher Grad Rates but Also More Poverty

The number of American children living in poverty stood at 22 percent in 2013, a 4-point increase since 2008 and a cause for concern despite some positive findings in areas like high school graduation rates.

National Honor students Zach Calkins and Aaron Gonzales, seniors at Brandeis High School, read to kindergarten students in a…

The number of American children living in poverty stood at 22 percent in 2013, a 4-point increase since 2008 and a cause for concern despite some positive findings in areas like high school graduation rates. The annual report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation also finds that racial disparities persist, especially among African-Americans and American Indians, and that the South and Southwest regions show the biggest signs of economic struggle. (The Associated Press)

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