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.

U.S. Education Secretary Lauds Colorado School Financing Overhaul

U.S. Education Secretary Lauds Colorado School Financing Overhaul
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: July 19, 2013

Colorado’s efforts to modernize its system for funding public education have garnered national attention. This week, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told The Denver Post that he backs Gov. John Hickenlooper’s support of recent school finance legislation and the upcoming ballot measure to increase education […]

Federal Child Care and Development Block Grant Bill Introduced

Federal Child Care and Development Block Grant Bill Introduced
Written by: Bill Jaeger
Date Posted: July 19, 2013

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators has introduced a bill to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) that would improve the quality of child care programs and help ensure the safety of children. The federal grant program provides child care assistance for […]

Colorado Get Movin’ Challenge

Colorado Get Movin’ Challenge
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 19, 2013

More than a quarter of all Colorado children ages 2 to 14 are considered overweight or obese. To help prevent and reduce obesity, our partner LiveWell Colorado is kicking off the “Colorado Get Movin’ Challenge” on Aug. 1. The challenge urges Coloradans to complete the recommended […]

New Tool for Teachers Provides Individualized Learning for Students

New Tool for Teachers Provides Individualized Learning for Students
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 19, 2013

A new technology service called inBloom is offering innovative solutions to teachers to help them bring individualized learning to students. Kerrie Dallman, a teacher in Jefferson County for more than a decade and the president of the Colorado Education Association, says, “for teachers, inBloom provides […]

New 2-1-1 Hotline Connects Coloradans to Human Services

New 2-1-1 Hotline Connects Coloradans to Human Services
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 19, 2013

Our partner, Mile High United Way, is offering free, multilingual information to helps connect Coloradans with basic human services such as food, shelter, other community resources. The 2-1-1 Colorado database provides information about more than 11,000 services across the state of Colorado, supported by nearly […]

KidsFlash Fast Fact – July 19, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – July 19, 2013
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: July 19, 2013

Between 2000 and 2011, Colorado’s young child population (children under 5) grew by more than 14 percent. San Miguel County experienced the largest increase in its population of young children, while Mineral County experienced the largest decrease in its young child population. To find data […]

Learn More About the School Finance Overhaul

Learn More About the School Finance Overhaul
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 15, 2013

Community Campaigns for Educational Justice is hosting a community discussion to learn more about the landmark school finance overhaul, Senate Bill 213, passed this year by the Colorado State Legislature. Voters will have the opportunity this fall to approve a ballot measure to raise the […]