The latest edition of the annual KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation provides a comprehensive snapshot of the welfare of America's children and families, ranking each state's policy results. It shows that, despite the overall recovery from the Great Recession, the proportion of children living in high-poverty areas has risen. Additionally, while high school graduation rates have generally gone up nationwide, academic proficiency in several key subject areas has actually declined. Children's healthcare access has been a success story though, with the United States reaching a record figure of 95% of children having health insurance. The report concludes with a number of recommendations in all of these areas to reverse some worrying trends and improve on the gains in others.