This week we met in Fort Collins with leaders from our It’s About Kids Network to celebrate 20 years of connecting Colorado for kids.
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Last week the Colorado Children’s Campaign joined the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 186 other local, state and national organizations in submitting a letter to U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
Celebrating progress for kids with signing of new laws
In the wake of recent school shootings around the nation, Colorado advocates and lawmakers have dedicated increased attention to ensuring kids are safe at school. During the past few weeks, Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed several bills (listed below) creating grant programs aimed at making schools safer.
National and state level organizations urge Secretary Betsy DeVos to maintain school discipline guidance
The Colorado Children’s Campaign has joined the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 153 other local, state and national organizations in submitting a letter to U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, emphasizing the importance of the joint school discipline guidance.
The Colorado Education Policy Fellowship Program provides professional development for early- to mid-career professionals who work full-time in education, health and human services, public, private and non-profit sectors, business, and communities.
In 2017, Colorado’s dropout rate remained at 2.3 percent, representing 10,421 students who did not earn their high school diplomas. Without a high school diploma, young adults face slim odds of finding a job that pays enough to support themselves or a family, making them twice as likely to live in poverty.
We were thrilled to join House Speaker Crisanta Duran, Sen. Beth Martinez Humenik & Rep. Faith Winter at Gov. John W. Hickenlooper’s signing of HB 18-1208 this week. This new law expands a credit to help more working Colorado families pay for child care. Thank you to all our advocates for speaking u
In 2017, 79 percent of Colorado’s high school seniors graduated within 4 years, the highest on-time graduation rate reported since 2010 when the Department of Education began using their current methodology. Graduation rates have increased for almost all racial and ethnic groups of students since […]