This month, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new rule that could hurt approximately 90,000 Coloradans annually, including families with kids, who use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to help put food on the table.
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Lake County and Aspen school districts share a border, but their resources are dramatically different. In Aspen, where 15 percent of students are children of color and 5 percent of students live in poverty, total per-pupil funding stands at nearly $25,000.
More than 70 stakeholders came together in late July to share their thoughts on the causes of, and solutions to, Colorado’s dramatic loss of infant and family child care since 2010.
More than 900 children have been separated from their parents at the U.S. border in the year since the Trump administration officially ended its “zero tolerance” policy that resulted in families being separated. According to the New York Times, these 911 children have been held in detention for an average of 68 days, and four of these children have been separated from their families for more than 300 days.
Don’t just stand there, do something! Submit comments opposing changes to discrimination protections in health care.
What would you do if you witnessed a doctor, hospital or health care insurer deny a child care because their parents were a same sex couple or a single mother? Would you do something? Would you say something? Because, under the proposed changes to section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), this is exactly the type of discrimination expected to ensue.
Applications are now live for a $6 million state grant program to support organizations in promoting 2020 Census participation among hard-to-count communities, including families with children under age 5.
As part of the Colorado Shines Brighter Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five, the Office of Early Childhood and the Colorado Health Institute are hosting a series of focus groups across the state with parents and caregivers and with early childhood educators, service providers, and other stakeholders, now through August 8th.