The latest report from the Kids Count Data Book was released Tuesday, in which Montana was highlighted as the state showing the most improvement in child well-being since last year, moving from 30th to 24th.  Kids Count is part of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which focuses on child welfare.
They define child well-being in four areas — health, education, family and community, and economics.  Combined, they show Montana kids improving academically, despite economic challenges at home.