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.
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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.
Lake County and Aspen school districts share a border, but their resources are dramatically different. In Aspen, where 15 percent of students are children of color and 5 percent of students live in poverty, total per-pupil funding stands at nearly $25,000.
A new report card from the Right to Know Coalition finds that it’s not easy to see how Colorado kids are doing when it comes to academic performance.
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.