Children's Defense Fund of Ohio

Ohio children of immigrants and of color are far behind white kids in terms of well-being and opportunity, according to a new report by the non-partisan Annie E. Casey Foundation.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2017 Kids Count Data Book ranks Ohio 24th for child well-being, up from 26th last year.

A policy brief suggests educating women on breastfeeding will help reduce Ohio's high infant mortality rate.

A new report by the Children's Defense Fund of Ohio shows little improvement for low-income Appalachian children.

A new report by the non-profit Annie E. Casey foundation shows 271-thousand Ohio children have at least one incarcerated parent, the fourth-highest number in the nation.

Karen Kasler

Thousands of Ohio students are truant every year, and many wind up getting expelled. Three Republican state lawmakers have introduced a proposal to deal with the problem.

A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows nearly one in four Ohio children now live in poverty, up from 18 percent seven years ago.

The Children's Defense Fund of Ohio says nearly 27 percent of Franklin County children lived in poverty in 2011, and 34 percent received food stamps.