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.

Two Year Effort to Modernize Colorado’s School Financing Act Clears Major Milestone – Governor Signs Senate Bill 13-213 Into Law

Two Year Effort to Modernize Colorado’s School Financing Act Clears Major Milestone – Governor Signs Senate Bill 13-213 Into Law
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: May 28, 2013

This week, Gov. Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 13-213, the bill to modernize Colorado’s School Finance Act, into law surrounded by education experts and advocates, members of the business community and state lawmakers gathered in the State Capitol. Before signing the bill, the Governor thanked the […]

Colorado Springs Community Leaders Kick Off It’s About Kids Retreat with Keynote Address, Panel Discussion

Colorado Springs Community Leaders Kick Off It’s About Kids Retreat with Keynote Address, Panel Discussion
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: May 28, 2013

Colorado Springs community leaders explored health, education and early childhood issues facing children locally and throughout Colorado Wednesday in a discussion kicking off the It’s About Kids Annual Statewide Retreat at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler delivered a keynote address that […]

KidsFlash Fast Fact – May 24, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – May 24, 2013
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: May 28, 2013

In the 2012-2013 school year, there were more than 863,000 children enrolled in Colorado public schools. Pupil enrollment has grown by nearly 15 percent since the 2002-2003 school year. For information on school enrollment trends in your county or school district, please visit the KIDS […]

New High School Graduation Guidelines will Support Quality Educational Outcomes

New High School Graduation Guidelines will Support Quality Educational Outcomes
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: May 17, 2013

The Colorado Children’s Campaign this week testified in support of the State Board of Education adopting graduation guidelines that will ensure more students leave high school ready for college, careers and life. Reilly Pharo, Vice President of Education Initiatives, urged the board to move forward […]

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 […]