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.

Centering the needs of birthing people during the pandemic

Centering the needs of birthing people during the pandemic
Written by: Samantha Espinoza
Date Posted: May 29, 2020

As the public health emergency continues to unfold, the Children’s Campaign is working to elevate the unique needs of birthing people. This is especially important because we know the additional strain on hospitals and community providers will disproportionally impact communities in rural areas and communities of color.

Fast Fact, May 29, 2020

Fast Fact, May 29, 2020
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 29, 2020

In the fall of the 2019-2020 school year, 12 percent of Colorado’s students in PK-12th grade were enrolled in special education and received specially designed instructional programs to meet their specific learning needs.

Joint Budget Committee actions and our policy priorities

Joint Budget Committee actions and our policy priorities
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 22, 2020

Colorado’s Joint Budget Committee (JBC) has been making budget cuts since they reconvened on May 4, trying to make up for the $3.3 billion General Fund shortfall due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

Coalition encourages Colorado General Assembly to prioritize equity and need in distribution of K-12 dollars through the School Finance Act

Coalition encourages Colorado General Assembly to prioritize equity and need in distribution of K-12 dollars through the School Finance Act
Written by: Leslie Colwell
Date Posted: May 22, 2020

This week, the Children’s Campaign joined three dozen child advocacy organizations, early childhood education providers and school districts working with and on behalf of Colorado K-12 students and their families, in a letter to encourage legislators to target limited resources where they will make the biggest difference for kids in the School Finance Act.

2020 Census operations resume in Colorado

2020 Census operations resume in Colorado
Written by: Erica Manoatl
Date Posted: May 22, 2020

On Monday, the four Area Census Offices (ACOs) in Colorado (Colorado North, Colorado Springs, Aurora and Denver) resumed work under important operational adjustments from the U.S. Census Bureau, so as to continue working to get an accurate count of individuals while also following public health guidelines and keeping everyone safe.

U.S. Census Bureau launches COVID-19 data hub, releases first Colorado results in from Household Pulse Survey

U.S. Census Bureau launches COVID-19 data hub, releases first Colorado results in from Household Pulse Survey
Written by: Erica Manoatl
Date Posted: May 22, 2020

The U.S. Census Bureau released two new data products this month to help states and counties understand the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 Hub provides easily accessible pre-pandemic social and demographic data to inform decision making, including local data around poverty, health insurance coverage, and higher risk populations.

Launched this Week: K-3 Literacy Lessons on Rocky Mountain PBS!

Launched this Week: K-3 Literacy Lessons on Rocky Mountain PBS!
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 22, 2020

In response to school closures across Colorado Rocky Mountain Public Media, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Education Initiative, will provide K-3 learners, their families and caregivers with direct-to-home remote literacy learning via broadcast and online.

Fast Fact- May 22, 2020

Fast Fact- May 22, 2020
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 22, 2020

In the fall of the 2019-2020 school year, nearly 14 percent of Colorado’s students in PK-12th grade were identified as English Language Learners (ELL students).