American Indian children among those lagging behind.


Last updated 11/16/2017 at 10:17am

According to a new study, Native American children join black, immigrant and Latino children as lagging behind white children.

BALTIMORE-According to an Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2017 Race for Results report, American Indian kids join children in immigrant, African-American, and Latino families as lacking in opportunities for success and well-being.

Among the findings:

• Thirty-eight percent of American Indian children live in households with incomes of 200 percent above the federal poverty level, compared to 69 percent of white children and 69 percent of Asian children.

• Among fourth-graders nationally, 22 percent of American Indian students scored at or above proficient in reading in 2015, compared to 53...

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