Category: Research

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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Elevating Equity: Notes from the 2017 KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report

We all want our kids to inherit a bright and vibrant future. Each of us strives to create a world for our children in which there is nothing stopping them for achieving their highest dreams. We work toward a future …

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We have answers to our most burning public health questions thanks to the endangered Health Colorado Kids Survey

Curious whether more high school students are using marijuana now that retail sales are legal? Check the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey. Wondering how many hours of screen time they are getting each week? Check the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey. Interested …

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New report reviews importance of statewide assessments in Colorado

A white paper released this week by Climb Higher Colorado, Stand for Children and the Colorado Children’s Campaign offers an overview of statewide summative assessments in Colorado. The report, “Statewide Testing in Colorado: Where it Came From and Why It …

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National Academy of Medicine seeks to increase fruits and vegetables in WIC food packages

The National Academy of Medicine recently undertook a review of the food package provided to women and children participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). The review included a consideration of comments from the …

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Report: Quality, access in Colorado Preschool Program increase

The annual report of the Colorado Preschool Program shows a boost in state funding in 2013 and 2014 led to more children being able to access high-quality early childhood education programs with trained instructors and better outcomes on statewide measures …

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Report: Colorado Kids at Risk for Lead Exposure Aren’t Being Tested

How many children in the state have been exposed to high amounts of lead in their homes, schools or where they play? Nobody knows. According to a report from The Colorado Trust, only a fraction of the Colorado children who …

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Study: Affordable Care Act Repeal Would Cost Colorado $33.3 Billion

A new national study projects a massive financial impact on Coloradans if Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act without a replacement plan. According to the new study by the Urban Institute, Colorado would lose more than $33 billion in federal …

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PISA Results Show Areas of Progress and Decline for U.S. Students

Results from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) released this week show that scores for U.S. students in reading and science were about the same as three years ago, leaving Americans near the middle of the pack. Math results …

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