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.

What would it take to close Colorado’s education funding gap?

Snapshot of funding gaps between Colorado districts. Source: The Century Foundation.
Written by: Leslie Colwell
Date Posted: October 23, 2020

In a first-of-its-kind report released earlier this year, The Century Foundation estimates the investment that would be needed to provide every child in the country with a fair shot at succeeding in school—$150 billion per year.

Election 2020: Vote NO on 116 and 117

2020 Ballot Measure photo
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 2, 2020

Last month, we shared that the Children’s Campaign is supporting proposition EE – and urged you to vote yes to increase the tax on smoking and vaping products to fund affordable housing, public health, and universal preschool. 

Schools can now apply for funding through the RISE Fund!

Group of Kids in class room
Written by: Jacqueline Tiwonge Nkhonjera
Date Posted: September 25, 2020

Colorado public schools and universities can apply for financial support from the $32 million Respond, Innovation, and Student Equity (RISE) fund created by Gov. Jared Polis with federal funding received as a result of the pandemic.