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.

Fast Fact-May 15, 2020

Fast Fact-May 15, 2020
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 15, 2020

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.

Join Us for a virtual discussion with national and local education leaders

Join Us for a virtual discussion with national and local education leaders
Written by: Leslie Colwell
Date Posted: May 8, 2020

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.

Join Us for a Conversation about Child Care and Colorado’s Economy!

Join Us for a Conversation about Child Care and Colorado's Economy
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 8, 2020

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.”

Fast Fact- May 8, 2020

Fast Fact- May 8, 2020
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 8, 2020

In 2018, Colorado’s teen suicide rate remained historically high with 18.3 suicides per 100,000 teens aged 15 to 19, representing 69 young Coloradans who tragically lost their lives to suicide.