“Our concern with having two different systems is that there may be confusion among parents about which system actually tells them how their school and district is performing,” said Leslie Colwell of the Colorado Children’s Campaign, a member of the Equity in Colorado Coalition.View Press Coverage
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“We know that there are strategies that work and there are proven models that are a good investment,” said Leslie Colwell of the Colorado Children’s Campaign. “We feel like it’s unfortunate that some of them were not seriously considered, particularly the loan forgiveness.”View Press Coverage
Lee Wheeler-Berliner, Assistant Director of Colorado Workforce Development Council, discusses the state of early childhood education and workforce. Lee’s guests include Kelly Causey, President and CEO of Colorado Children’s Campaign.View Press Coverage
That’s just one nutshell of information from the “2018 Kids Count in Colorado!” an annual publication of the Colorado Children’s Campaign, released in March and in its 25th year, but it’s a telling piece. The headline captures the paradox of the modern economy, which requires a large number of low-wage workers. The cost of living has outpaced the ability of two minimum-wage adults to support a family.View Press Coverage
“[We] made the move recently to a four-day school week, which we know will have implications for students and their families,” said Leslie Colwell with the nonprofit Colorado Children’s Campaign.View Press Coverage
According to Colorado Children’s Campaign’s 2018 “Kids Count in Colorado!,” the 2016 child abuse and neglect rate for Logan County per 1,000 was 15.8, down from 21.1 in 2015, but higher than Colorado 2016 rate of 8.4.View Press Coverage