School days for Colorado’s children have shifted entirely online due to COVID-19, but many children lack reliable home internet access. Last week we shared findings from a study conducted by the Colorado Futures Center at CSU which analyzed internet access data among school-aged children across the state
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Join us on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 for a discussion covering how our state’s rapidly declining revenues could impact school district budgets and what districts can do to ensure the impact does not disproportionately impact our students with the most barriers to opportunity.
Coalition asks Gov. Polis to prioritize equity and need in distribution of federal K-12 stimulus funding
Last week, the Children’s Campaign joined 17 other organizations working with and on behalf of Colorado K-12 students and their families to encourage Gov. Jared Polis to prioritize equity and student need in the distribution of federal stimulus dollars.
Colorado’s Hispanic/Latino students disproportionately lack internet access—how will schools reach them now?
A child’s access to public education in Colorado has two new prerequisites: a laptop and a reliable home internet connection. At a time when districts must move to remote learning in the face of COVID-19, the digital divide between Coloradans becomes a central concern to the delivery of public education. Which students in our state have lost access to an education entirely, and how will that loss impact them in the long term?
In the last several weeks more than 800 feeding sites have opened across Colorado in order to meet the rapidly changing needs of Colorado students and families during the COVID-19 outbreak. Thoughtful actions and advocacy have meant that despite social distancing and stay at home orders, extreme measures are being taken to ensure all students have access to food.
School district survey shows student emotional needs and instructional support are top concerns during the pandemic
Since the coronavirus crisis took hold in Colorado, we’ve worked quickly across all of the areas in which we work to understand how the pandemic is impacting children in Colorado. This week, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and the Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) released the findings of a comprehensive survey that was administered to school and district leaders in the first two weeks of April. As schools have closed to slow the spread of COVID-19, the survey results highlight the top needs school leaders are seeing in their communities.
Join A+ Colorado and Education Reform Now in a conversation with leading education experts on the federal, state and district role in supporting our most vulnerable students. 2 p.m. April 15. Click here to register.
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
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.