Kids Count study looks at children's well-being across the country

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by WHAS11

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Posted on December 28, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Updated Friday, Dec 28 at 1:02 PM

(WHAS11) -- A newly released study that looks at the welfare of children shows how Kentucky and Indiana compare to the rest of the country.

The annual Kids Count report paints a picture of the path Kentucky students follow from birth. Overall the state of Kentucky ranks 35 out of the 50 states in overall child well-being. If we take a look at education alone the study shows there has actually been improvement.

In 2011 it found 65 percent of fourth graders were not proficient in reading, slightly better than the national average of 68 percent. This is actually an improvement from 2005 when 69 percent of fourth graders were found not proficient.

WHAS11's Brooke Katz took a look at the results, click the video player above for more.

Click here to see the full report.

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