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.

Changes to CHP+ & Medicaid mean better coverage options for kids

Changes to CHP+ & Medicaid mean better coverage options for kids
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 12, 2012

Enrollment in the Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) program will be easier for Colorado families because of changes adopted today by the Medical Services Board. The board, which sets rules for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, approved three rules to improve efficiency […]

Progress of Turnaround Schools Shows Promise; More Work Ahead

Progress of Turnaround Schools Shows Promise; More Work Ahead
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 12, 2012

Intense efforts to turn around underperforming schools are making gains, including unprecedented successes in Far Northeast Denver and the Westminster 50 school district, according to a report released this week by A+ Denver. However, the evaluation found that not every district working on turning around […]

Tell Colorado How to Support Early Childhood Education

Tell Colorado How to Support Early Childhood Education
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 12, 2012

State leaders are asking the public to share ideas on how Colorado can support early childhood education programs, and you can easily make your voice heard. TBD Colorado is a nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition launched last year by Gov. John Hickenlooper. TBD leaders have spent the last […]

Fast Fact – Uninsured Colorado Kids

Fast Fact – Uninsured Colorado Kids
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: October 12, 2012

In 2010, about 10 percent of all Colorado children were uninsured. In recent years, Colorado has made great strides toward ensuring all children have health coverage. Since 2008, the number of Colorado children who lack health insurance has decreased by more than 40,000. Adequate health […]

2012 Annual Luncheon Draws More Than 800 — Thank you!

2012 Annual Luncheon Draws More Than 800 — Thank you!
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: October 5, 2012

Thank you to all our friends who joined us yesterday for our 2012 Annual Luncheon at the Seawell Ballroom! Each year we enjoy bringing together our partners and friends to share the most current research and issues facing Colorado children. This year we were delighted […]

Fast Fact – Colorado Preschool Program Slots

Fast Fact – Colorado Preschool Program Slots
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: October 5, 2012

In the 2011-12 school year, there were 20,160 slots in the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP). The number of CPP slots is capped by the legislature and has remained flat for the past three school years.  CPP provides high-quality preschool free of charge and has been […]

Effort to Reform School Finance Moves Into Next Phase

Effort to Reform School Finance Moves Into Next Phase
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 28, 2012

Over the last year and a half, the Children’s Campaign worked in partnership with a group of diverse stakeholders—policymakers, business and education leaders, school reform advocates—to examine how Colorado finances public education and to develop recommendations to overhaul the system to ensure the best education […]

Presidential Debate: Kids Ask The Questions!

Presidential Debate: Kids Ask The Questions!
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: September 28, 2012

With the presidential candidates coming to town to debate at the University of Denver next week and mail ballots soon going out to voters, we asked Colorado children of all backgrounds what they’d ask the candidates. Then working with our partners at Children’s Hospital Coloradoand Every Child […]