In the 2016 Kids Count Data Book, released today by the Anne E. Casey Foundation, Colorado moved up one spot over last year to 20th in the nation when it comes to how children are treated in the state.View Press Coverage
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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.
A broad coalition of education reform and civil rights groups is lobbying against a proposed change to the way Colorado rates its schools, arguing that it would fail to provide a complete picture of how schools are educating the state’s most at-risk students.View Press Coverage
Should preschool suspensions and expulsions be banned? Three takeaways from “The Discipline Debate.”
Against the backdrop of early childhood suspensions and expulsions attracting greater attention, Chalkbeat staged an event Tuesday featuring early childhood experts who have seen the issue play out in policy and practice.View Press Coverage
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
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