Every 7 seconds a public school student is suspended.*
Every 30 seconds a high school student drops out.*
Every 60 seconds a baby is born to an unmarried mother.
Every minute-and-a-half a baby is born into poverty.
Every 3 minutes a baby is born into extreme poverty.
Every 3-and-a-half minutes a child is abused or neglected.
Every 4 minutes a baby is born without health coverage.
Every 5 minutes a baby is born to a teen mother.
Every 7-and-a-half minutes a public school student is corporally punished.*
Every 8-and-a-half minutes a baby is born at low birthweight.
Every 1-and-a-half hours a baby dies before his or her first birthday.
Every 6 hours a child dies in an accident.
Every 17 hours a child or teen is killed by guns.
Every day a child or teen commits suicide.
Every 2 days a child is killed by abuse or neglect.
Every 3 days a mother dies from complications of childbirth or pregnancy.
*Based on 180 school days a year. See Endnotes in The State of America's Children 2014 for citations.
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