In the fall of 2019, 913,233 students were enrolled in Pre-K through 12th grade in Colorado’s public schools. Pupil enrollment in our state’s public schools has increased steadily over the last two decades, growing overall by 26 percent since 2000. To see public school enrollment numbers over the years for your school district or county, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.
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.
School days for Colorado’s children have shifted entirely online due to COVID-19, but many children lack reliable home internet access. Last week we shared findings from a study conducted by the Colorado Futures Center at CSU which analyzed internet access data among school-aged children across the state
This week the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) began the unenviable and daunting task of making drastic cuts to the state budget.
Join us on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 for a discussion covering how our state’s rapidly declining revenues could impact school district budgets and what districts can do to ensure the impact does not disproportionately impact our students with the most barriers to opportunity.
Please join the Council for a Strong America Colorado and the Raise Colorado coalition for a timely conversation on the state of infant and toddler child care in Colorado via the newly released report: “Want to Grow Colorado’s Economy? Fix the Child Care Crisis.”
A few months ago, state legislators had a budget surplus and plans to improve public systems for children and families.