Lawmakers in Colorado passed a bill to make the state’s child care assistance program more flexible. The bill, which is headed to the governor to sign, expands a pilot program that allows counties to ease parents off of public assistance for child care.View Press Coverage
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Lawmakers killed a bill Monday that would have allowed school districts to scale back evaluations of teachers who’ve earned an arduous national certification, another blow to efforts to remake Colorado’s educator evaluation system.View Press Coverage
Just 2.5 percent of Colorado’s children lacked health insurance in 2015—an all-time low and a huge win for families across the state. That’s down from 7 percent in 2013, according to the Colorado Health Institute (CHI).View Press Coverage
The small pool of childcare options is a problem throughout the Uncompahgre Valley and the San Juans, and it doesn’t affect only kids and parents. There is also a trickle-down effect: local childcare professionals and community leaders agree the dearth of quality childcare impacts local economics.View Press Coverage
Licensed childcare slots can be difficult for working parents to find, and spaces that are available are expensive. But there are ways to address the problem, and a new coalition of 18 local organizations with an early childhood development interest is working to help figure out solutions.View Press Coverage
An organization backed by prominent Colorado leaders is moving toward ballot initiatives in 2016 to roll back the state’s TABOR spending caps and make it harder to amend the constitution.View Press Coverage