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.

Yes on 66 Campaign Kicks into High Gear; Ballots Go Out in Two Weeks

Yes on 66 Campaign Kicks into High Gear; Ballots Go Out in Two Weeks
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: October 4, 2013

Have you seen the new ads? The Yes on Amendment 66 campaign this week released two television ads that will run throughout the state to encourage Coloradans to vote Yes on 66. Click below to watch and share: Voting begins in two weeks! All registered […]

In Her Words: Carlotta Walls LaNier Featured in 5280

In Her Words: Carlotta Walls LaNier Featured in 5280
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: October 4, 2013

Carlotta Walls LaNier was just 14 when she played a big part in one of the most significant events of the Civil Rights Era. Hear her describe in her own words what it was like to be one of nine African-American students to integrate Little […]

It’s About Kids Welcomes the Early Childhood Council of Larimer County

It’s About Kids Welcomes the Early Childhood Council of Larimer County
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 4, 2013

Update! The It’s About Kids network is pleased to welcome the Early Childhood Council of Larimer County to our team of child advocates. We are excited that the IAK network continues to grow and expand. If you are interested in learning more about it, please […]

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Oct. 4, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Oct. 4, 2013
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: October 4, 2013

In the 2011-2012 school year, school districts across Colorado identified more than 23,000 students who were homeless. The number of homeless students in Colorado has nearly doubled since 2006-2007. A student is considered homeless if he or she is unsheltered, doubled-up in a household with […]

Amendment 66 Would Ensure Every Child Counts, Every Day

Amendment 66 Would Ensure Every Child Counts, Every Day
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: September 27, 2013

Each year on Oct. 1, school administrators in Colorado count the number of students in attendance and that count determines the school’s funding for the rest of the year. “Count Day” is a high-stakes day that determines how much money per student schools get from […]

Consistent, but Moderate Growth in Colorado’s Economy

Consistent, but Moderate Growth in Colorado’s Economy
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 27, 2013

Late last week, leading state economists presented more positive news regarding the continued growth of Colorado’s economy.  Colorado is one of a handful of states leading the nation in job growth and experiencing higher levels of economic activity in high-skill, technology, and energy development industries.  […]