Category: KidsFlash

Capitol Update: English Learners, Biliteracy, Child Care Tax Credit for Low Income Families, and more

Each week of the 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly we’ll bring you the latest news and analysis of legislation impacting the early development, health and education of Colorado kids. Click here for a full list of the legislation …

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Sharing is caring: Medicaid and CHP+ fact sheet

Federal financing for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) in Colorado, expires on September 30, 2017. It is essential that this federal funding be allowed to continue. CHP+ is an important source of health …

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Early Care and Education Map for Denver Launched

A new resource is now available to help funders, policymakers, advocates and early care and education providers better understand where quality, licensed early care and education resources are located relative to where young children live. The Early Care and Education …

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Get to Know Us: Jessica Franklin, Grants Coordinator

As a member of the Development Team for the Colorado Children’s Campaign, Jessica is responsible for securing funds through grant writing and research. Prior to joining the Children’s Campaign in July 2016, Jessica worked for a nonprofit youth mentoring and …

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Apply to Serve on Education Standards Review Committee

The Colorado Department of Education is seeking community members to advise the review and revision of the Colorado Academic Standards. Diverse stakeholders are needed to serve as committee members in each of 10 content areas, English language proficiency, personal financial …

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Thoughts on TABOR? Let the Denver Post know!

This Sunday’s edition of The Denver Post’s Perspective section will be dedicated to the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR), which was adopted by Colorado voters 25 years ago. The Post is asking for your opinion on how well TABOR is …

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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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HB 17-1135 (Bridges) Portability of Background Checks for Child Care Providers

Summary: This bill reduces the burden on our child care educators and providers by requiring only one set of background checks if the educator works for multiple sites governed by a single entity (e.g., a school district or multi-site child care …

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SB 17-061 (Hill & William/Sias) Funding for Charter Operating Costs

Summary: The bill ensures all public school students receive access to the same basic level of funding by requiring school districts to distribute locally raised tax dollars equally, on a per-student basis, to the school district’s charter schools. Position: The …

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HB 17-1184 (Duran/Grantham) Modern Technology Education in Public Schools

Summary: This bill directs the State Board of Education to incorporate skills relating to information and communications technologies into the 10 content areas during the upcoming state academic standards review. The bill defines “computer science education” and directs CDE to …

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