Kids Count http://apr.org en Alabama Moves Up To 44th In Kids Count http://apr.org/post/alabama-moves-44th-kids-count <P>Alabama has moved up one spot to 44th in the Kids Count national rankings.</P> <P>The Annie E. Casey Foundation released the Kids Count data book Monday. Alabama showed improvements in children's health and education between 2005 and 2011. The teen birth rate declined and the rate of high school students not graduating in four years also declined.</P> <P>The executive director of VOICES for Alabama's Children, Linda Tilley, said Alabama is showing momentum after ranking 46th, 47th and 48th for many years. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 21:55:08 +0000 The Associated Press 32944 at http://apr.org Alabama Moves Up To 44th In Kids Count