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.

Welcome to our Newest Members of the Champions’ Circle

Welcome to our Newest Members of the Champions’ Circle
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 9, 2012

We extend sincere gratitude and our warmest welcome to six new members of the Colorado Children’s Campaign Champions’ Circle: JoAnn Beaupré, Nancy Gary, Rob Gary, Sam Gary, Tim Howard and Dave Younggren. These members join 20 other people since 2010 who have made a renewable, two-year commitment of $2,500 […]

Lunchbox Express Documentary Appears at 2012 Starz Denver Film Festival

Lunchbox Express Documentary Appears at 2012 Starz Denver Film Festival
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 9, 2012

“Lunchbox Express,” the seven-minute documentary that debuted at the 2011 Colorado Children’s Campaign Annual Luncheon, played to sold-out audiences as part of the 2012 Starz Denver Film Festival last weekend. Congratulations to Alexandre Philippe, internationally-acclaimed documentarian, and Joey Porcelli, film producer and Children’s Campaign supporter, for not only creating […]

KidsFlash Stories Now Easier to Access

KidsFlash Stories Now Easier to Access
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 9, 2012

KidsFlash readers have a new way to stay updated on the top issues affecting Colorado kids. A new section of our website, KidsFlash News, makes it easier for readers to search and share current and past KidsFlash stories. Weekly KidsFlash emails will continue as usual. Check […]

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Colorado High School Graduation Rate

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Colorado High School Graduation Rate
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: November 9, 2012

In 2011, Colorado’s high school graduation rate was 73.9 percent, a slight increase from the previous year. Ensuring all children graduate from high school is important not only for their future economic success, but for the future of our state as a whole. One study […]

Governor’s Proposed Budget Holds Promise for Colorado Kids

Governor’s Proposed Budget Holds Promise for Colorado Kids
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: November 2, 2012

There was good news for Colorado kids in the proposed budget Gov. John Hickenlooper released this week. After years of declining or stagnant budgets, the governor proposed making new investments in the following: Education: The proposed K-12 budget includes $201 million in new money, an […]

Colorado Applies for Race to the Top

Colorado Applies for Race to the Top
Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: November 2, 2012

Colorado recently submitted its application to the Race to the Top—Early Learning Challenge Fund for nearly $30 million over the next four years. Colorado was one of five states eligible to apply for the non-competitive round two of the grant, as it is among the five […]

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Births to Mothers Receiving Early Prenatal Care

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Births to Mothers Receiving Early Prenatal Care
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: November 2, 2012

In 2011, 79 percent of all live births in Colorado occurred to a mother who received early prenatal care, defined as care beginning during the first trimester. Timely, high-quality prenatal care helps ensure healthy outcomes for expectant mothers and their babies and can reduce the […]