Category: Outreach

Broad coalition of child advocates urges action on federal education plan

This week the Equity in Colorado Coalition submitted feedback in a letter to Commissioner of Education Katy Anthes and other key policymakers in response to the State’s proposed plan for implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA was …

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Get to know us: Bill Jaeger

Bill is our Vice President of Early Childhood Initiatives and has spent more than a fifteen years teaching, studying, and working on issues in public education and public policy. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a master’s …

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Colorado kids lose big with federal health care bill

This week, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has not yet released a score for the legislation, which will help us understand more about how federal …

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Get to know us: Sarah Hughes, Research Director

Sarah leads the Children’s Campaign’s research efforts, including the development and publication of the annual KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report, and provides research and data support to advance the Children’s Campaign’s policy agenda. Prior to joining the Children’s Campaign, Sarah …

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Welcome: Rick Buckman, Development Director

This week we welcomed a new development director, Rick Buckman, who brings vast nonprofit and major gifts fundraising experience. Rick joins us after running his own fundraising consulting firm and leading the development of a variety of organizations in Colorado …

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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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Health spending lower than projected before the Affordable Care Act

Federal spending on health is projected to be less than it would have been without health reform, according to estimates from the Congressional Budget Office released this week. The projections show that federal health spending — including the costs of …

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