The “opportunity gap” between Colorado’s children of color and white kids has narrowed but isn’t going away, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation that measures education, health and economic milestones by racial and ethnic groups.View Press Coverage
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Black and Latino students in Colorado still lag behind their white peers in academic performance and healthiness, but the gaps separating the different groups have shrunk in the last three years, according to a new report.View Press Coverage
A new report that looked at the progress of Colorado children on education, health and economic milestones found that while children of color are making progress, it isn’t enough.View Press Coverage
Fewer children in Weld County are living in poverty than have in many years, which is a sign of recovery from the Great Recession, according to the annual “Kids Count in Colorado!” report.View Press Coverage
Congress allows federal Children’s Health Insurance Program to expire, affecting 75,000 Colorado children
Congress just let expire federal funding for a program that provides low-cost health insurance to 9 million children, at least 75,000 of whom live in Colorado.View Press Coverage