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 – April 26, 2013

Capitol Update – April 26, 2013
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: April 26, 2013

With just over 8 days left in the legislative session, more than 200 bills are still moving through the legislative process. Bills must be passed by midnight on May 8, the last day of the 2013 legislative session. Bills that fail to gain the full […]

Colorado Literacy Week Supports Reading Proficiency

Colorado Literacy Week Supports Reading Proficiency
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 26, 2013

Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia is partnering with child advocates across the state to sponsor Colorado Literacy Week May 6 – 10. Colorado Literacy Week draws public attention to the importance of early learning to ensure that Colorado’s children can succeed in the classroom and life. […]

KidsFlash Fast Fact – April 26, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – April 26, 2013
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: April 26, 2013

In 2010, 19 percent of all children in Colorado had at least one parent who was uninsured at some point during the year, below the national average of 23 percent. Research shows that when parents are covered by health insurance, their children are also more […]

School Finance Modernization Approved by House Committee

School Finance Modernization Approved by House Committee
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: April 19, 2013

The House Education Committee this week sent the school finance modernization bill to the full House after several hours of testimony from a diverse mix of educators, business leaders and advocates including Children’s Campaign President and CEO, Chris Watney. Senate Bill 213, the Future School […]

Capitol Update – April 19, 2013

Capitol Update – April 19, 2013
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: April 19, 2013

Current School Finance Act: Senate Bill 260 (Hudak & Steadman/Hamner) determines school financing for the 2013-14 budget year. It was approved earlier today by the Senate with a bipartisan 23-12 vote. A new Early Childhood At-Risk Enhancement (ECARE) provision was added to the Colorado Preschool Program […]

Obama Budget Highlights Early Childhood Investments

Obama Budget Highlights Early Childhood Investments
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: April 19, 2013

President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2014 budget request earlier this month. Our partner First Focus compiled a fact sheet that details the early education in the president’s budget proposal. The Children’s Campaign is excited to see that the President’s proposal includes a major new […]

Colorado Remediation Report

Colorado Remediation Report
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 19, 2013

Four in 10 students in Colorado’s class of 2011 enrolled in Colorado colleges or universities required remedial education in at least one subject, according to the 2012 Legislative Report on Remedial Education released this week by the Colorado Department of Higher Education. The rate is […]

KidsFlash Fast Fact – April 19, 2013

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

According to a new report released by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, African-American students in Colorado were most likely to need remediation in at least one subject. Ninety percent of all African-American students attending two-year colleges and 56 percent of African-American students at four-year […]