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June 22, 2016
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Hot off the Press: NJ Ranks 2nd for Education Nationwide in 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book

According to the 2016 KIDS COUNT® Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a significant number of teens nationwide took steps toward improving their future prospects.

  • New Jersey ranked 7th among all states for overall child well-being, up from 8th last year.
  • Minnesota holds the top spot, while Mississippi remains the lowest ranked state.
  • New Jersey ranked second in education, just behind Massachusetts. Louisiana ranked lowest in this category.
  • Economic well-being was New Jersey’s lowest ranking out of the four categories, falling in the 20th spot nationwide.

Learn more about the 2016 National Data Book.

New Jersey 2016 Kids Count and County Rankings Recap

Released in early June, ACNJ's statewide Kids Count report showed mixed progress for the state of New Jersey children. Morris County held the top spot for child well-being, while Cumberland ranked last.

Click here to view New Jersey's Kids Count publications*

*Please note that New Jersey Kids Count publications received or downloaded before 6/21/16 are no longer current.

The 2016 New Jersey Statewide Report and Kids Count County Rankings, produced by Advocates for Child of New Jersey measure progress in improving the lives of children in 13 critical areas, including child poverty, health, safety and education.

Advocates for Children of New Jersey

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