KidsFlash Blog

Our KidsFlash blog helps child advocates and policymakers stay up to date on the latest child well-being news from the Colorado State Capitol and around the state. Find data and research on child health, early childhood education and development, K-12 education, and more. Track important legislation and policies affecting Colorado's kids. Get the inside scoop on the Children's Campaign's outreach efforts - including information on important fundraising and advocacy events, as well as efforts being undertaken by the It's About Kids and Circle of Friends networks. The KidsFlash blog is your connection to the resources and information your need to make a difference in the lives of Colorado's children.

One-fifth of marijuana revenue went to education in a year

One-fifth of marijuana revenue went to education in a year
Written by: Stephanie Perez-Carrillo
Date Posted: December 8, 2017

The $90.3 million, a combination of both excise and sales taxes, represents just under 2 percent of what the state invests in education. There is often confusion about the amount of marijuana revenue that goes to Colorado schools.  

Affordable housing for teachers remains a challenge

Affordable housing for teachers remains a challenge
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 10, 2017

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) recently released an analysis of housing affordability for teachers nationwide. The results show that Colorado, like many places in the nation, has work to do to ensure that teachers can afford to live in the communities they serve.

Stephanie Perez-Carrillo selected for Emerging Equity Leaders fellowship

Stephanie Perez-Carrillo Equity Leadership
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 10, 2017

Last month, Stephanie Perez-Carrillo, our policy analyst, joined 19 other fellows and staff from Leadership for Educational Equity in Washington, D.C., for the launch of the Emerging Equity Leadership Fellowship (EELF). EELF is a part-time six-month fellowship that provides individuals of color in the fields […]

Mill Levy Override and Bond Elections in our Communities

Mill Levy Override and Bond Elections in our Communities
Written by: Leslie Colwell
Date Posted: November 3, 2017

Next week, voters in several Colorado communities will decide whether or not to vote for a mill levy override or bond measure to support education. Thirteen bond measure questions and 18 mill levy override questions appear on ballots.

Advocacy Spotlight: Martha Gonzalez

Martha Gonzalez Guest writer
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 27, 2017

Last week the Children’s Campaign announced its nomination in the PIE Eddie Awards for our work with several partners on the mill levy equalization bill.