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.

It’s About Kids Network Continues to Grow

It’s About Kids Network Continues to Grow
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 5, 2013

The Children’s Campaign is delighted to welcome four new It’s About Kids (IAK) community leaders and six new counties to the IAK Team! Ilona Witty is the Early Childhood Principal at the Salida School District and joins our advocacy team in Chaffee County. Angie Shehorn […]

KidsFlash Fast Fact – April 5, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – April 5, 2013
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: April 5, 2013

In the current school year, more than 16,600 Colorado public school students are enrolled in online education programs, a 3 percent increase in enrollment since the previous school year. To find data on the number of students enrolled in online education programs in your county […]

New Law Will Streamline Access to Health Coverage for Colorado Kids

New Law Will Streamline Access to Health Coverage for Colorado Kids
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 29, 2013

Today, Governor Hickenlooper signed into law a policy that will make it easier for families to access health coverage for their kids and improve efficiency in the Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+). Senate Bill 13-008, sponsored by Senator Linda Newell and Representative Beth McCann, eliminates […]

Capitol Update: School Finance Vote Set for Monday in Colorado Senate

Capitol Update: School Finance Vote Set for Monday in Colorado Senate
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: March 29, 2013

The Colorado Senate is scheduled to vote on a significant overhaul of the state’s school finance formula early next week. Thanks to everyone who has responded to our action alert; there’s still time to reach out to your senator to let him or her know […]

Reserve Your Spot NOW for Speak Up for Kids’ Health Day at the Capitol

Reserve Your Spot NOW for Speak Up for Kids’ Health Day at the Capitol
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 29, 2013

Decisions about your child’s health are too important to be left to others! Sign up now to attend the free Speak Up for Kids’ Health Day at the Capitol to ensure that children’s health is a priority as lawmakers craft policy impacting the lives of children […]

Colorado Business Reads Book Drive to Promote Summer Reading

Colorado Business Reads Book Drive to Promote Summer Reading
Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: March 29, 2013

Reading aloud with children from the time they are born—in any language—is an effective way to promote language development and lay the foundation for strong literacy skills later in life. That is why Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC) and the Office of Lieutenant […]

KidsFlash Fast Fact – March 29, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – March 29, 2013
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: March 29, 2013

In 2012, 69 percent of all Colorado students scored proficient or above in reading on the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP). Achievement levels in reading among Colorado students have increased only modestly since 2003, when 66 percent of all students were proficient in reading. To […]

ALERT: Tell Colorado Senators to Pass a Modernized School Finance Act.

ALERT: Tell Colorado Senators to Pass a Modernized School Finance Act.
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 28, 2013

On Monday morning, your state senator will have the rare opportunity to vote for creating a school finance system that puts kids first. Senate Bill 213, the modernized School Finance Act, would make our education financing system more efficient, transparent and fair for all kids […]