New High School Graduation Guidelines will Support Quality Educational Outcomes
The Colorado Children’s Campaign this week testified in support of the State Board of Education adopting graduation guidelines that will ensure more students leave high school ready for college, careers and life. Reilly Pharo, Vice President of Education Initiatives, urged the board to move forward with the guidelines to ensure a strong link between quality education and educational outcomes. In recent years, Colorado has adopted stronger academic standards and aligned them with dynamic assessments. Adopting graduation guidelines is the next step in ensuring students don’t need remediation when they reach college.>>
Children's Campaign's 2013 Legislative Impacts
We’ve released our annual legislative impacts report summarizing our priority legislation during the 2013 Colorado General Assembly. We’re grateful to the many lawmakers, partners and supporters who helped get these critical bills passed. Click here to read more.
Colorado Shops for Kids
Colorado Shops for Kids, an important fundraiser of the Colorado Children’s Campaign, is coming up May 1 through May 14, 2013. Colorado Shops for Kids is a book of vouchers offering amazing savings to Colorado’s most fashionable retailers in Colorado’s most renowned shopping districts. Experience savings of 25 to 30 percent off services or merchandise, buy one, get one free at restaurants, and other one-of-a kind special offers. Purchase your book for $50 and not only will you save money at Colorado's most fashionable retailers and restaurants, you'll also be supporting the Colorado Children's Campaign's work on behalf of Colorado's more than 1.2 million children! Purchase your Colorado Shops for Kids book.
2013 KIDS COUNT in Colorado! Presentation in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs community leaders will examine health and education issues facing children locally and throughout Colorado in a community luncheon on May 22 at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The Children’s Campaign will present statewide and county-specific data on child well-being from its 2013 KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report, and we’ll also hear from Colorado College President Dr. Jill Tiefenthaler and other Colorado Springs leaders. Click here to download a flyer and to view the press release.
2013 Legislative Session Center
Learn more about child well-being in your community and help policy makers understand the importance of investing in children by visiting our new 2013 Session Center. The center includes advocacy resources, an outreach toolkit and interactive maps to help you find out your House, Senate and Congressional leaders and download a fact sheet on child well-being in your community. Tell your policymakers what issues matter most to you and your community, because decisions about your child’s care, education and health are too important to be left solely to others. Click here to visit the 2013 Session Center.
Stay Informed: Capitol Updates in KidsFlash
The Children's Campaign produces a weekly e-newsletter, KidsFlash, to help advocates stay updated on the top issues affecting Colorado kids. Throughout the session, we also include Capitol updates on the top legislative issues affecting child-well being. Advocates can access KidsFlash stories by signing up for our mailing list and reading on our website.