In the News

As a trusted source of expertise and data about children in Colorado, the Colorado Children’s Campaign is frequently cited in news stories statewide, increasing the visibility of issues affecting the health, education, and wellbeing of children in Colorado. Please read through the following articles to learn more about important issues affecting Colorado children.

Why Colorado’s teacher shortage bills fall short

Why Colorado’s teacher shortage bills fall short

Chalkbeat |  May 4, 2018

“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.”

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Early Childhood Development & Workforce Readiness

Early Childhood Development & Workforce Readiness

Connect + Collaborate |  May 2, 2018

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.

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Childhood poverty: Invest in kids to improve their well-being and grow healthy communities

Childhood poverty: Invest in kids to improve their well-being and grow healthy communities

The Journal |  April 30, 2018

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.

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