Category: KidsFlash

Federal health vote delayed—keep up the pressure

Thank you for calling! Keep it up. Thank you for your calls! The Senate has delayed the vote on their health reform bill until after the July Fourth recess. But there’s still work to do. Yesterday, the U.S. Senate delayed …

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Senate Version of Health Reform Jeopardizes Colorado Kids

Yesterday, the Senate released a draft of their health reform bill. As expected, this bill closely mirrors the bill passed by the House last month. A vote on the Senate floor could happen as early as next Wednesday, which is …

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Report: Early Childhood Education Unites American Voters

The First Five Years Fund released its 2017 national bipartisan poll that examined American voters’ attitudes towards early childhood education. At a time when divisive rhetoric, calls for resistance, and partisan distrust dominate the political headlines across the country, the …

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Learn more about the quality of your child’s school

Want to understand more about the quality of your child’s school? Join the Colorado Children’s Campaign and the Colorado Education Initiative for a Data 101 skill building workshop on Monday, June 26 at the Corky Gonzales Library. Participants will develop …

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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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ACTION ALERT: Ask our Senators to Protect Colorado Kids in Health Reform Debate

We need you! PLEASE CALL OUR SENATORS TODAY to ask them to ensure that federal health reform protects Colorado Kids. Senate efforts to pass federal health reform—modeled on the American Health Care Act passed by the House last month—are heating …

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National KIDS COUNT Data Book: Well-being of Colorado kids in middle of the pack, despite economic gains

Colorado’s national ranking of 22nd in overall child well-being reveals that health and prosperity don’t extend to all children. The 2017 KIDS COUNT® Data Book released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that kids in other states are …

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All hands on deck for the federal health reform debate

Senate efforts to pass federal health reform—modeled on the American Health Care Act passed by the House last month—are heating up. We are increasingly concerned about the rapid Senate timeline for bringing a bill to the floor for a vote …

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CDPHE launches new resource for local-level immunizations data

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment this week launched a comprehensive new database containing data on immunization and exemption rates for nearly every Colorado school and school district, as well as for preschools, child care centers and Head …

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Colorado’s relationship with student assessment vendor to change

This week, the State Board of Education decided to continue working with the company Pearson to develop and administer statewide assessments in all four core content areas, known as the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS). A committee of educators …

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