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.

Children Campaign urges YES vote on Prop 111—cap payday loan rates

The Children’s Campaign is urging Coloradans to vote YES on Proposition 111 to cap the interest rate on predatory payday loans
Written by: Sarah Barnes
Date Posted: September 21, 2018

The Children’s Campaign is urging Coloradans to vote YES on Proposition 111 to cap the interest rate on predatory payday loans. If passed, payday loans would be subject to the same maximum allowable interest rate for all other installment loans in Colorado.

Fast Fact – September 21, 2018

Fast Fact – September 21, 2018
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 21, 2018

During the 2016-17 school year, Colorado school districts identified nearly 22,000 students who were homeless, a slight decrease from a high of approximately 24,700 students identified as homeless in 2014-15.

KIDS COUNT travel trip #2: Alamosa and Colorado Springs

KIDS COUNT travel trip #2: Alamosa and Colorado Springs
Written by: Erin Miller
Date Posted: September 14, 2018

This week our team presented at community forums in Alamosa and Colorado Springs and got our first look at the changing aspen leaves as we drove through the Pike and San Isabel National Forests.