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Alabama improves in national child well-being ranking

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Alabama has moved up one spot in the Kids Count national rankings.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation released the Kids County data book Monday, ranking Alabama in 44th place. The foundation tracks 16 factors of well-being and uses that data to rank each state.

Alabama showed improvements in children's health and education between 2005 and 2011. The teen birth rate also declined and the rate of high school students not graduating in four years also declined.

The Executive Director of Voices for Alabama's Children, Linda Tilley, says the state is showing momentum after ranking 46th, 47th, and 48th for many years.

If you would like to read more about the rankings, please visit http://www.aecf.org/MajorInitiatives/KIDSCOUNT.aspx.

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