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.

Register now for Early Childhood Advocacy Day on Feb. 28

Register now for Early Childhood Advocacy Day on Feb. 28
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: February 1, 2013

Ensure that Colorado’s youngest children are a priority as lawmakers craft policy impacting the lives of children and families by registering today for the upcoming Early Childhood Advocacy Day on Feb. 28. Early childhood advocates, including parents, service providers and other community members, will explore the […]

Tax Time Help from The Piton Foundation and Mile High United Way

Tax Time Help from The Piton Foundation and Mile High United Way
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: February 1, 2013

Help spread the word to help low-income families take advantage of free tax preparation in order to make the most of their Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC is one of the most effective ways to help families lift themselves out of poverty, and […]

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Feb. 1, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Feb. 1, 2013
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: February 1, 2013

In the 2012-2013 school year, nearly 42 percent of all Colorado students in preschool through 12th grade qualified for free or reduced-price meals at school. The number of Colorado children eligible for free or reduced-price meals has increased by 84 percent since 2000-2001. In order […]

Capitol Update: ASSET Bill Passes First Committee

Capitol Update: ASSET Bill Passes First Committee
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: January 25, 2013

The Colorado ASSET Bill passed by the Senate Education Committee by a bipartisan vote of 6-3 Thursday. Introduced by Sens. Johnston and Giron, this Children’s Campaign priority bill would make college affordable for all Colorado graduates, regardless of citizenship status, by allowing all high school […]

Lunch and Learn Series Kicks off with K-12 Discussion

Lunch and Learn Series Kicks off with K-12 Discussion
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: January 25, 2013

The Colorado Integration Project and the Colorado School Finance Act were discussed Thursday by legislators, aides, lobbyists and education advocates who gathered at the Children’s Campaign to kick off our annual Lunch and Learn series.  The Integration Project is an effort piloted in 13 school […]

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Jan. 25, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Jan. 25, 2013
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: January 25, 2013

In the 2012-2013 school year, enrollment in Colorado public schools reached 863,561 students. During the past 10 years, enrollment in pre-K through 12th grade has grown by nearly 13 percent. To look at enrollment trends for your county or school district, please visit the KIDS […]

Early Childhood Leadership Commission Recognized For Three Years of Gains

Early Childhood Leadership Commission Recognized For Three Years of Gains
Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: January 18, 2013

In the three years since its formation, the Early Childhood Leadership Commission has made strides to close the achievement gap by helping children become ready for school, co-chairs of the commission reported Thursday. In a presentation to state leaders, commissioners said the gains were made […]

Registration Open for Feb. 28 Early Childhood Advocacy Day

Registration Open for Feb. 28 Early Childhood Advocacy Day
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: January 18, 2013

Reserve your spot today for the upcoming Early Childhood Advocacy Day, Feb. 28 in Denver. Early childhood advocates will explore the latest issues in early childhood policymaking, learn new advocacy skills and reach out to lawmakers to ensure Colorado’s youngest children are a priority as […]