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As a trusted source of expertise and data regarding 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 our state’s kids. Please read through the following articles to learn more about important issues affecting Colorado children. 

Free school lunch expansion bill heads to governor’s desk

Free school lunch expansion bill heads to governor’s desk

K-12 Daily |  May 9, 2018

Currently, school lunches are provided at no charge to students in grades pre-K-5 who would otherwise have to pay for reduced-price lunch. According to Leslie Colwell, vice president of education initiatives for the Colorado Children’s Campaign, a non-profit, advocacy groups that works to improve child well-being in health, education and early childhood, some districts have seen a drop of about 20 percent in school lunch participation between grades five and six–something they attribute in large part to the cost of the reduced-price meal.

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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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