Tag Archives: School Readiness

Newly Released Census Data Show Colorado’s High Rate of Child Poverty Persists, but Continued Progress on Getting Kids Insured

Colorado’s child poverty rate was higher in 2012 than during the worst years of the Great Recession, according to data from the American Community Survey released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The new data show that in 2012, 18 …

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Capitol Update – April 5, 2013

Modernizing Colorado’s School Finance Act: On Tuesday, the Senate approved Senate Bill 13-213 (Johnston & Heath/Hamner) on a 20-15 vote. It moves to the House, with a first hearing in the House Education Committee scheduled for April 15 in the …

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Early Childhood Leadership Commission Recognized For Three Years of Gains

In the three years since its formation, the Early Childhood Leadership Commission has made strides to close the achievement gap by helping children become ready for school, co-chairs of the commission reported Thursday. In a presentation to state leaders, commissioners …

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One Book 4 Colorado Promotes Early Literacy

Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia this week announced the launch of the public book selection process for this year’s One Book 4 Colorado program. More than 70,000 copies of the chosen book will be distributed in mid-May to children across Colorado. …

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KidsFlash Fast Fact – Jan. 18, 2013

According to the Colorado Child Health Survey, nine out of 10 Colorado families with children between the ages of 1 and 5 years old read to their children at least three days per week. Reading aloud to children is one …

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State Board of Education Approves School Readiness Assessment Policy

The Colorado State Board of Education voted unanimously this week to adopt a school readiness assessment policy for Colorado’s public school system. This action is in response to requirements set forth in the Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids (CAP4K), a …

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State Board of Education Reviews School Readiness Assessment for Kindergartners

This week, the Colorado Children’s Campaign urged board members to adopt a single assessment to fulfill the state’s requirement identified in statute through legislation passed in 2008, the Colorado Acheivement Plan for Kids (CAP4K). The board will make a final …

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KidsFlash Fast Fact – Enrollment in Full Day Kindergarten

In the 2011-2012 school year, 67 percent of Colorado kindergarteners (approximately 44,500 kids) were enrolled in a full-day kindergarten program. Quality, full-day kindergarten programs help young children continue the academic and social gains they began in preschool.  Availability of full-day …

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Fast Fact – Colorado Preschool Program Slots

In the 2011-12 school year, there were 20,160 slots in the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP). The number of CPP slots is capped by the legislature and has remained flat for the past three school years.  CPP provides high-quality preschool free …

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