Newly Released TCAP Scores Show Slightly Fewer Colorado Students Proficient in Core Subjects

The Colorado Department of Education this week released the results of the 2014 Transitional Colorado Assessment Program, or TCAP, for reading, writing and math. The new results indicate that the percentage of Colorado students scoring proficient or above declined slightly across all three subjects, continuing a decade-long trend of relatively flat student achievement.

Oral Health Campaign Focuses on Early Childhood

Tooth decay is the number one chronic disease of childhood and 40 percent of Colorado children get their first cavity before age 4. This week, Delta Dental of Colorado launched a campaign “Cavities Get Around,” dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of baby teeth, promoting healthy behavior and establishing new norms for children’s oral health.

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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.

The 2014 Session of the Colorado General Assembly has ended. Click here to read our annual legislative impacts report summarizing our priority legislation during the 2014 Colorado General Assembly.

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