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.

Capitol Update – May 17, 2013

Capitol Update – May 17, 2013
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: May 17, 2013

Children’s Campaign’s 2013 Legislative Impacts: We’ve released our annual legislative impacts report summarizing our priority legislation during the 2013 Colorado General Assembly. We’re grateful to the many lawmakers, partners and supporters who helped get these critical bills passed. Click here to read more. Breakfast After […]

Growth to Excellence Act Introduced in U.S. Congress

Growth to Excellence Act Introduced in U.S. Congress
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: May 17, 2013

Colorado’s innovative method of measuring students’ academic growth over time is a model for a new federal education bill introduced this week by Colorado Rep. Jared Polis. The Growth to Excellence Act of 2013 would ensure that schools have better, more dynamic standards and systems […]

KidsFlash Fast Fact – May 17, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – May 17, 2013
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: May 17, 2013

In 2012, only slightly more than half of all Colorado students (56 percent) scored proficient or above on the math portion of the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) test. Although nearly half of Colorado students are not performing at grade level in math, scores have […]

Capitol Update: Legislature Adjourns; Bills Pending Approval by Governor

Capitol Update: Legislature Adjourns; Bills Pending Approval by Governor
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: May 10, 2013

The Colorado General Assembly finished its 2013 legislative session this week. We’re excited to report that all of the Children’s Campaign’s priority bills were approved by lawmakers. Priority bills with final action this week: Alignment of Early Childhood Programs: House Bill 13-1117 (Hamner/Hodge & Kerr) was […]

Connect for Health Colorado

Connect for Health Colorado
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 10, 2013

This week, the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange, now known as Connect for Health Colorado, launched a new public education campaign and website designed to help inform consumers about the new health insurance market place that will be up and running this fall. The new website has great […]

It’s About Kids Network Welcomes New Members

It’s About Kids Network Welcomes New Members
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 10, 2013

The Children’s Campaign is excited to welcome three new counties and five new community leaders to the It’s About Kids statewide network team. Jennifer Sanchez McDonald is Council Coordinator for HuLa, representing Huerfano and Las Animas Early Childhood Advisory Council. Lisa Jansen Thompson is Director […]

Lunchbox Express Seeks Volunteers

Lunchbox Express Seeks Volunteers
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 10, 2013

The Lunchbox Express will roll again this summer, and is seeking volunteers to help distribute lunches to kids. The Lunchbox Express, featured in this eight minute film, is a mini school bus that delivers lunches in communities during the summer months to help combat childhood hunger. […]