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.

Education policy fellowship applications open

Education policy fellowship applications open
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 1, 2018

The Colorado Education Policy Fellowship Program provides professional development for early- to mid-career professionals who work full-time in education, health and human services, public, private and non-profit sectors, business, and communities.

Fast Fact – June 1, 2018

Fast Fact – June 1, 2018
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 1, 2018

In 2017, Colorado’s dropout rate remained at 2.3 percent, representing 10,421 students who did not earn their high school diplomas. Without a high school diploma, young adults face slim odds of finding a job that pays enough to support themselves or a family, making them twice as likely to live in poverty.

Advocates, children and legislators stand behind Gov. John Hickenlooper as he signs a child care tax credit bill into law.
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 25, 2018

We were thrilled to join House Speaker Crisanta Duran, Sen. Beth Martinez Humenik & Rep. Faith Winter at Gov. John W. Hickenlooper’s signing of HB 18-1208 this week. This new law expands a credit to help more working Colorado families pay for child care. Thank you to all our advocates for speaking u

Fast Fact – May 25, 2018

Fast Fact – May 25, 2018
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 25, 2018

In 2017, 79 percent of Colorado’s high school seniors graduated within 4 years, the highest on-time graduation rate reported since 2010 when the Department of Education began using their current methodology. Graduation rates have increased for almost all racial and ethnic groups of students since […]

LEGISLATIVE IMPACTS 2018

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 18, 2018

The 2018 session of the Colorado General Assembly resulted in several wins for Colorado kids and families. The Colorado Children’s Campaign team and our partners were instrumental in advancing legislation with bipartisan support this year in many areas impacting children’s lives.