A new study using data from the U.S. Census Bureau says Minnesota was the best state for kids during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Save the Children study looked at hunger, lack of tools for remote learning, and the difficulties families were facing with paying their bills in 2020 to find how kids were doing overall. While kids in Minnesota fared best in the U.S., along with those in Utah and Washington among others, the report still showed glaring inequalities in poverty, hunger, and struggles with distance learning. On average, kids of color and those in rural communities struggled far more than their white and suburban counterparts. Over 11-percent of children in the state are living in poverty.
Study: Minnesota Kids Faring Best During COVID Pandemic
By Ashley Hanley|2021-03-03T09:17:58-06:00March 3rd, 2021|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!