Child Poverty

Black Children Most Likely To Live In Poverty In W.Va., New Report Finds

A report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation found Latino children are the least likely to live in poverty in West Virginia.

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Food Bank Grant Targets Hunger In Rural W.Va. Communities

Save the Children’s newly-launched Rural Child Hunger Research and Innovation Lab program aims to improve access to food in hard-to-reach rural communities like Mercer County.

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Disciplinary Disparities Focus Of Public Comment At Board Of Education Meeting

The Board heard public comment from two individuals concerned with disciplinary issues in the state’s schools, as well as an update on their own disciplinary report.

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W.Va. Kids Count Tallies Data On State Of Children

West Virginia ranked 42nd in the latest Kids Count Databook produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The databook tracks hard data on the challenges facing kids around the nation. This latest report has a particular focus on mental health and anxiety challenges facing kids after the pandemic.

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