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- Ten percent of Mississippi teens aren’t in school and not working, which is more than double Minnesota’s rate; and a third of Mississippi high schoolers don’t graduate on time.
- Only 23 percent of fourth graders are considered proficient at reading in New Mexico—that’s 12 percent lower than the national average.
- Massachusetts had the lowest percentage of 8th graders not proficient in math in 2015 at 49 percent. Alabama, in contrast, had the highest rate — 83 percent.
- Nationally, 6 percent of children lacked health insurance in 2014. That’s a 40 percent improvement from 2008.