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April 2, 2014 |  By: KXCV Staff

Equal Opportunity to Thrive in Iowa

As the state of Iowa becomes more diverse, a new report shows more efforts are needed to make sure  all children are able to thrive, especially children of color.
In the report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a dozen indicators of key childhood milestones in areas of development, education, and health were examined. 
Iowa Kids Count Coordinator, Michael Crawford, says Iowa does well in the success of white children, but poorly for black children.

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Crawford says programs to help these children are already in place, they just need to be brought to areas of need to close this gap.

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It is a critical time to make changes for these children as they are the future of this country.