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.

Prop CC is good for Colorado kids and families

Prop CC
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: October 4, 2019

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.

CMAS scores hold promise—but gaps remain

CMAS scores hold promise—but gaps remain
Written by: Stephanie Perez-Carrillo
Date Posted: August 30, 2019

More Colorado students are meeting or exceeding grade-level expectations in English Language Arts, but trends in mathematics are less clear, according to 2019 CMAS assessment results released earlier this month.

USDA study shows school meal improvements

USDA study shows school meal improvements
Written by: Stephanie Perez-Carrillo
Date Posted: May 24, 2019

The first ever comprehensive study of school meal programs since the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was implemented finds that the nutritional quality of school meals has improved over time, and more kids are participating in school food programs that offer healthier meals.

What your Colorado K-12 report card does and doesn’t tell you

What your Colorado K-12 report card does and doesn’t tell you
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 12, 2019

A new report from the Data Quality Campaign finds that Colorado K-12 report cards, most often referred to as school performance frameworks (SPF) or district performance frameworks (DPF) are easily accessible but could be improved by sharing and communicating essential information to parents and guardians.

Parents and advocates rally for full-day kindergarten

Gov. Jared Polis joined in a mini-rally in the West Foyer, along with bill sponsors Rep. Barbara McLachlan, Rep. Jim Wilson and Sen. Jeff Bridges
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 5, 2019

This week the Kindergarten NOW Coalition hosted parents, advocates and educators at the Capitol to push full-day kindergarten legislation over the finish line. We tracked down legislators in halls and offices, and joined Gov. Jared Polis in a mini-rally in the West Foyer, along with bill sponsors Rep. Barbara McLachlan, Rep. Jim Wilson and Sen. Jeff Bridges.