The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is the third and most expansive bill considered by Congress this month to address the public health and economic consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak. It is the largest stimulus package in modern American history
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2020 Census invitations go out next week! Spread the news and help make sure Colorado counts all babies and kids
We’re less than a week away from the date Coloradans will start receiving invitations to complete their 2020 Census questionnaires. Households should expect to receive their invitations to participate between March 12 and March 20; most will initially be encouraged to respond online or by phone, but some households in rural areas may have a paper form left at their front door by a census worker.
Nearly 1,000 more Colorado high school students graduated on time last spring compared to the prior year. In the past decade, there has been a 9 percentage point increase in Colorado’s on-time graduation rate, culminating in the highest graduation rate in nine years in 2019. State dropout rates reached an all-time low with only 2 percent of students dropping out in 2019.
Earlier today, the Colorado General Assembly’s Legislative Council approved numerous bills impacting children and families from interim committees to be introduced when the 2020 Legislative Session starts in January.
Last week, Gov. Jared Polis delivered his proposed budget to the Legislature and the Joint Budget Committee.
Last week the State Board of Education approved changes to an accountability framework that would raise the standard for schools and districts to receive a “performance” rating.
The Children’s Campaign supports Proposition CC, which you’ll find on your fall ballot due Nov. 5. We support it because it is a strong step toward ensuring our public investment system works for all Coloradans and supports the services that kids and families need to thrive.
While K-12 education funding is at an all-time high in Colorado, structural flaws in the system create inequities for local taxpayers and the amount of funding distributed to school districts.
Aurora Public Schools’ pilot program centers equity in GT identification, finds many more gifted black and Hispanic/Latino students who were previously overlooked
In Colorado and across the U.S., black and Hispanic/Latino students, as well as students from low-income families, continue to be significantly under identified in gifted and talented (GT) programs.