For more than a decade, All Kids Covered has led the efforts to increase and improve health insurance coverage for Colorado’s children, and it’s worked! From 2008 to 2017, the uninsured rate for Colorado kids 19 years or younger dropped from 14.1 percent to a historic low of 4.3 percent.
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.
Federal judge blocks Trump administration from adding citizenship question to 2020 Census, but legal fight continues
Earlier this week, a federal judge blocked the Trump administration from asking a question about citizenship status on the 2020 Census. The decision came after more than a dozen states across the country, including Colorado, brought a lawsuit seeking to stop the inclusion of the citizenship question.
This week we sat down to talk to our Vice President of Early Childhood and Policy Initiatives about Colorado’s ambitious plan to provide full-day kindergarten to all Colorado kids.
Colorado’s four-year high school graduation rate continued to improve in the 2017-2018 school year, according to data released this week by the Colorado Department of Education.
Today marks day 28 of the federal government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history. For more than 220,000 Colorado families this means losses in steady income and potential cuts to programs that families rely on for health and economic stability.
Thousands more children were likely separated from their parents by the Trump administration at the U.S.-Mexico border than was previously documented, according to a report from the federal Office of Inspector General released yesterday.
Capitol Update: New bills include legislation to strengthen our Maternal Mortality Review Committee, create a child care action plan, create an education loan forgiveness program and much more.
Each week during the 2019 session of the Colorado General Assembly, we bring you the latest news and analysis of legislation impacting the early development, health, and education of Colorado kids.
This week we kicked off our series of events at the Colorado State Capitol with our annual data walk and breakfast featuring 10 Trends in Child Well-Being for 2019.