Report Ranks Georgia in Bottom 10 for Child Well-BeingPrint This Post
But the report also shows Georgia is making gains in health and education.
Sharp says the state’s teen birth rate is dropping and the number of children attending preschool is increasing due to the state’s Pre-K program.
“We’ve made some gains over the years, but what’s happening is the other states, particularly some our sister southern states like North Carolina, Tennessee, are making bigger gains.”
She says to improve the state needs to make critical investments to help increase its high school graduation rate, make sure all children are able to read by the third grade and ensure more children are born healthy.
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