We released the 2015 edition of KIDS COUNT in Colorado! on Monday with Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia and many, many supporters. Thank you to all who came to the release, who’ve already downloaded the report and who’ve shared the news of the new edition with your networks. See our 2015 KIDS COUNT page for more about the report. Click here to see photos of the event and read media coverage here.
As first mentioned in KidsFlash last week, Senate Bill 15-223 (Holbert & Todd/Lebsock & Ransom) has passed the Senate Education Committee and will be considered next by the full Senate. The bill eliminates penalties for students, educators, schools, and districts when parents opt their children out of assessments, but there are many other potential unintended consequences of the legislation.
As the 2015 session of the Colorado General Assembly begins, we’ve collected the best available data and research on child well-being to help advocates advance—and protect—policies and investments we know will provide the greatest benefits to kids. Read about our 2015 Legislative Priorities.
Here are a few additional resources to help you advocate for Colorado kids: