Clayton High School graduates toss their mortarboards high at the end of the 2016 ceremony. The KIDS Count Databook 2016 report shows North Carolina moved up from 35 to 34 in the country in terms of overall child well-being, including a 26 percent reduction in the number of high school students who failed to graduate.
Clayton High School graduates toss their mortarboards high at the end of the 2016 ceremony. The KIDS Count Databook 2016 report shows North Carolina moved up from 35 to 34 in the country in terms of overall child well-being, including a 26 percent reduction in the number of high school students who failed to graduate. Drew Jackson djackson@newsobserver.com
Clayton High School graduates toss their mortarboards high at the end of the 2016 ceremony. The KIDS Count Databook 2016 report shows North Carolina moved up from 35 to 34 in the country in terms of overall child well-being, including a 26 percent reduction in the number of high school students who failed to graduate. Drew Jackson djackson@newsobserver.com

Report: NC children show health, education gains despite economic decline

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