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.

Federal stimulus bill: How will it support Coloradans?

Federal stimulus bill: How will it support Coloradans?
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 27, 2020

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

2020 Census invitations go out next week! Spread the news and help make sure Colorado counts all babies and kids

2020 Census invitations go out next week! Spread the news and help make sure Colorado counts all babies and kids
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: March 6, 2020

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.

Colorado’s on-time high school graduation rate continues its steady climb

Graduation caps in the air
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: January 17, 2020

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.

Prop CC is good for Colorado kids and families

Prop CC
Written by: Beza Taddess
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.