Public outrage persuaded Denver Public Schools to keep physical education and arts a graduation requirement for high schoolers instead of making them elective options, the district said.View Press Coverage
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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) signed a budget bill Tuesday that included $2.5 million for a program that has reduced both teen births and abortions by 48 percent.View Press Coverage
The 2016-2017 State budget allocated an additional $2.5 million towards the Colorado Department of Health’s family planning budget which helps to provide contraception services around the state. This program has already decreased teen pregnancy and abortions in Colorado by close to 50% since 2009.View Press Coverage
The rising number of homeless students in those communities was spotlighted in the annual KIDS COUNT in Colorado report, released last month by the Colorado Children’s Campaign. Statewide, the number of homeless students in Colorado rose from about 24,000 in 2013-14 to 24,700 in 2014-15.View Press Coverage
A bill requiring school districts to uniformly share some local revenues with their charter schools passed the Senate Education Committee on a 6-3 vote Thursday.View Press Coverage
In 2013, there was only enough space in child care facilities for 44 percent of Colorado children with all parents in the workforce, according to a 2015 report from the Colorado Children’s Campaign.View Press Coverage