Category: Fast Facts

Fast Fact- June 23, 2016

Colorado’s infant mortality rate decreased by 19 percent during the past decade, to 4.6 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2015. Infant mortality refers to the death of a baby before his or her first birthday, and it reflects many …

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Fast Fact- June 16, 2017

In 2015-16, Colorado’s dropout rate was 2.3 percent (10,530 students), down slightly from 2.5 percent (11,114 students) in 2014-15. Without a high school diploma, young adults face slim odds of finding a job that pays enough to support themselves or …

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Fast Fact- June 2, 2017

In 2015, 15 percent of children under 18 in Colorado were living in poverty, defined by an annual income of no more than $24,250 for a family of four. Due to long-standing barriers to opportunity, however, children of color in …

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Fast Fact- May 26, 2017

On average, between 2011 and 2014, only 51 percent of all 3- and 4-year-olds were enrolled in any type of preschool. Preschool enrollment ranged from 10 percent of 3- and 4-year-olds in Dolores County to 100 percent of children in …

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Fast Fact: May 19, 2017

The number of Colorado students enrolled in an online education program increased to 19,581 students in 2016-2017, up from 18,664 in 2015-2016. Enrollment in online education programs has increased by more than 400 percent since the 2003-2004 school year. To …

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Fast Fact- May 12, 2017

For the 2016-2017 school year, the legislature authorized 20,160 traditional slots for the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) and also approved additional CPP slots through an initiative called Early Childhood At-Risk Enhancement, or ECARE. The ECARE expansion included 8,200 additional half-day …

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Fast Fact- May 05, 2017

In the 2015-16 school year, there were more than 350 schools across Colorado in which at least 75 percent of students qualified for free or reduced-price lunch (FRL), a threshold commonly used to identify high-poverty schools. Although high-poverty schools serve …

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Fast Fact- April 28, 2017

In 2015, more than 320,000 children—one in four Colorado kids—lived in a family in which no parent had regular, full-time employment. Children feel the impact of parental unemployment beyond the financial hardship it brings; studies have found that children with …

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Fast Fact- April 21, 2017

In 2015, 6.4 percent of all babies born in Colorado had mothers who reported smoking during their pregnancy, down from 11.9 percent two decades ago. Smoking during pregnancy puts mothers and their babies at increased risk for numerous problems, including …

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