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New study finds gains for students nationally, Washington ranked 26th in education

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released it’s 2012 KIDS COUNT Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being highlighting the state of childhood health and education in the U.S.

Nationally, students have made gains in preschool enrollment, fourth grade reading, eight grade math, and high school graduation. Breaking it down on the state level, Washington saw gains and losses. The percentage of  children not enrolled in preschool has gone down as well as the percentage of eight graders not proficient in math and the number of high school graduates not graduating on time. However, the percentage of fourth graders not proficient in reading has gone up.

Click on the infographic below to see more of Washington’s results when it comes to economic well being, health, and family and community.


The full report can be read here.

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