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Apr 1 / Veronica Bielat

“Race for Results” released by Annie E. Casey Foundation-Michigan lags behind

“Race for Results” released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, examines 12 indicators measuring a child’s success, including proficiency, high school graduation, family income and neighborhood poverty. The report finds a major racial gap exists, placing Latino, Native American and African-American children at a disadvantage for success. Michigan’s rating for african-american children was one of the lowest rated states, along with Wisconsin (at the bottom) and Mississippi. You can read the Free Press article here, and access the full “Race for Results” report and “Race for Results” data and the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s “Race Matters Toolkit“, “designed to help decision-makers, advocates, and elected officials get better results in their work by providing equitable opportunities for all.” (from www.aecf.org)