As summer begins to wind down and kids across Colorado return to school, it’s the perfect time to highlight a few key education statistics:
-Last school year, there were 876,999 students enrolled in public schools in Colorado (up from 724,508 in 2000).
-Of these students, 42 percent qualified for free or reduced-price lunch with family incomes falling below 185 percent of the federal poverty level, or approximately $43,550 for a family of four...
The U.S. Secretaries of Education and Health and Human Services announced last week that applications are now available for a new $250 million Preschool Development Grants program. The grants will provide funding for states to build, develop and expand high-quality preschool programs in high-need communities for children from low- and moderate-income families.
Click here to see if a KIDS COUNT presentation is scheduled for a community near you: 2014 KIDS COUNT in Colorado! Presentations
Throughout the year, Children’s Campaign staff conduct locally relevant presentations on the current KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report in communities throughout the state. These presentations provide an opportunity for health, early childhood and K-12 education professionals, community and business leaders, legislators and staff, parents and other engaged citizens to come together and learn more about child well-being in their communities.