Category: Fast Facts

Fast Fact- February 24, 2017

In the 2016-2017 school year, about 14 percent of all Colorado students (more than 129,000 children) were English Language Learners (ELLs). The number of ELL students in Colorado has more than doubled since the 2000-2001 school year. Research shows it …

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CDPHE Figure Setting

This week, the Joint Budget Committee considered the budget for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, which houses a number of programs critical to the health and well-being of Colorado kids. The figure-setting process is the first step …

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Fast Fact- February 17, 2017

In 2015, 78 percent of all 2-year-olds in Colorado were fully immunized, up from 71 percent in 2011. While rates have improved, nearly one out of every four young children is still not protected from preventable diseases, including polio, mumps, …

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SB17-110 (Crowder & Kefalas) Accessibility of Exempt Family Child Care

Summary: Colorado’s current law exempting some forms of child care from licensing is unclear about current informal child care arrangements such as sharing a nanny or other informal in-home care. This bill would clarify that when someone is caring for …

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SB17-068 (Todd/Singer) Early Support for Student Success through Access to School Counselors

Summary: This bill creates access to the Behavioral Health Care Professional Matching Grant Program and the School Counselor Corps Grant Program for elementary schools. Under current law, only a public school that includes any of grades 7 through 12 is eligible …

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Fast Fact – February 10, 2017

In 2016, approximately 32 percent of Colorado children under 5 received vouchers from WIC (the Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children), down from 37 percent in 2012. WIC helps low-income pregnant women, infants and children access nutritious foods, …

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SB 17-003 (Smallwood/Neville) Repeal Colorado Health Benefit Exchange

Summary: This bill repeals the bi-partisan 2010 state law that established Connect for Health Colorado, our state-run insurance Marketplace where consumers can shop for health plans and receive tax credits and subsidies to help them afford those plans. Position: The …

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Fast Fact- February 03, 2017

In the 2016-2017 school year, 77 percent of all Colorado kindergartners were enrolled in a full-day program, up from 40 percent in 2007-2008. Although research shows that kindergartners in full-day programs make more academic progress and are better prepared for …

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Fast Fact- January 27, 2017

Colorado’s on-time high school graduation rate rose to a new high of 78.9 percent for the class of 2016, increasing 1.6 percentage points over last year. The graduation rate for students of color grew at an even faster rate, increasing …

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SB17-057 (Guzman) Colorado Healthcare Affordability & Sustainability Enterprise

Summary: The bill would direct a fee paid by hospitals into an enterprise fund, which would remove the fee from the state’s revenue limitation calculation, protecting health coverage expansions and ensuring that legislators are able to make decisions about how to …

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