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Arkansas Ranks 43rd in the Nation for Child Wellbeing

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The latest data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT data book has been released, and Arkansas is worse than the national average in 11 of their 16 indicators. Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families has offered several policy recommendations, including improving teacher pay, making it easier for Arkansans—including teenagers—to access long-acting contraception, and more.

Matthew Moore is a reporter and producer for Ozarks At Large. Before going into journalism, Matthew spent time in the music production industry, working with artists such as Reba McEntire, Steve Martin, 2 Chainz, and Chris Thile.