New Mexico ranked 49th in US for child well-being

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico has once again ranked 49th in the national “Kids Count” report for child well-being.

The 50 states are ranked on child well-being each year. Officials say the report points out problems so each state can make progress through policy changes.

The ratings for 2017 were released just in time for the legislative session opening Tuesday.

Some areas New Mexico plans to address are low math and reading scores and teen truancy.

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