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Washington Kids are Poorer, but Better Educated

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SEATTLE, Wash - A new report shows the number of Washington children living in poverty has increased to 18 percent, but poverty in the state is still below the national average.
An annual survey released Monday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows Washington kids are better educated than they were before the recession started. And their health has also improved.
Washington children beat the national average on many measures studied by the foundation for its annual "Kids Count" report.
Overall, Washington is ranked 19th in the nation for child well-being. The state's best score is in the area of child health, where Washington is ranked 6th best in the nation.