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.
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This week the Colorado Department of Education released draft guidance for reopening schools as school and district leaders consider new policies and protocols necessary to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and keep students and educators healthy when they return to schools in the fall.
Public education, like many other aspects of our lives, has had to quickly adjust its delivery in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Yet as schools and families shift toward remote learning, not all students are equipped with the new prerequisites for public school learning: a laptop and a reliable home internet connection.
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
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.
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
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.
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.