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Wisconsin schools teaching more children living in poverty

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MADISON (WKOW) -

The U.S. Census Bureau released an annual report this week that shows the number of Wisconsin school-age children(ages 5-17) living in poverty increased from 12.9 percent in 2007 to 17 percent in 2010.

Under federal guidelines, a family of four is considered to be living in poverty if annual income is less than $22,350.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Ever's, joined us on Wake Up Wisconsin Friday morning to talk about the impact of growing poverty rates in children on Wisconsin schools.

 

 

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