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.

2013 Circle of Friends Kicks Off Year, Begins Planning Annual Events

2013 Circle of Friends Kicks Off Year, Begins Planning Annual Events
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: February 8, 2013

The Circle of Friends Leadership Board, the Children’s Campaign’s ambassador network, has kicked off its year and begun helping the Children’s Campaign plan its much-anticipated annual events—the Membership Tea, Colorado Shops for Kids, and the Annual Luncheon—that raise critical funds for our work on behalf […]

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Feb. 8, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Feb. 8, 2013
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: February 8, 2013

In 2011, 9.7 percent of all Colorado kids under age 19 were uninsured, according to a Colorado Health Institute analysis of data from the American Community Survey. Although the percentage of uninsured Colorado children has declined in recent years, it remains high in several counties. […]

School Finance Continues to Move Forward as Key Issue at the Capitol for Kids

School Finance Continues to Move Forward as Key Issue at the Capitol for Kids
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: February 1, 2013

The efforts of the School Finance Partnership continue as we enter the legislative session, with many eyes at the capitol and communities statewide focused on the effort to overhaul the state’s School Finance Act. Sen. Mike Johnston hopes to introduce legislation this month and to […]

Capitol Update: Early Childhood, School Breakfast and CHP+ Bills Move Ahead

Capitol Update: Early Childhood, School Breakfast and CHP+ Bills Move Ahead
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: February 1, 2013

This week was busy at the Capitol, with three key pieces of Children’s Campaign legislation being heard in committees, including testimony from two of our staff: Alignment of Child Development Programs: House Bill 13-1117 earned bipartisan approval from the House Public Health Care and Human […]

Digital Learning Study Identifies Opportunities and Recommendations for Colorado

Digital Learning Study Identifies Opportunities and Recommendations for Colorado
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: February 1, 2013

Digital learning opportunities are diverse in Colorado. From full-time online courses to the “blended” learning that integrates technology and class work, technology in education takes many shapes. It also has the potential to do much more. A new study released by the Colorado Children’s Campaign, […]

Register now for Early Childhood Advocacy Day on Feb. 28

Register now for Early Childhood Advocacy Day on Feb. 28
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: February 1, 2013

Ensure that Colorado’s youngest children are a priority as lawmakers craft policy impacting the lives of children and families by registering today for the upcoming Early Childhood Advocacy Day on Feb. 28. Early childhood advocates, including parents, service providers and other community members, will explore the […]

Tax Time Help from The Piton Foundation and Mile High United Way

Tax Time Help from The Piton Foundation and Mile High United Way
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: February 1, 2013

Help spread the word to help low-income families take advantage of free tax preparation in order to make the most of their Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC is one of the most effective ways to help families lift themselves out of poverty, and […]