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.

State Board of Education Approves School Readiness Assessment Policy

State Board of Education Approves School Readiness Assessment Policy
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: December 7, 2012

The Colorado State Board of Education voted unanimously this week to adopt a school readiness assessment policy for Colorado’s public school system. This action is in response to requirements set forth in the Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids (CAP4K), a 2008 law that established a […]

Colorado One of Five States to Provide Additional Learning Time for Students

Colorado One of Five States to Provide Additional Learning Time for Students
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: December 7, 2012

Earlier this week Gov. Hickenlooper announced that Colorado is among five states that will pilot a program that provides a longer school year for students. Boulder Valley, Denver Public Schools, Jefferson County and Westminster (Adams 50) will participate in the project, beginning in the 2013-14 […]

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Dec. 7, 2012

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Dec. 7, 2012
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: December 7, 2012

In Fiscal Year 2010-2011, there were nearly 23,000 homeless students enrolled in Colorado public schools. This number has increased by 90 percent since 2006-2007. A student is considered homeless if he or she is unsheltered, doubled-up in a household with another family, or living in […]

Pitkin County Child Advocate Joins It’s About Kids Network

Pitkin County Child Advocate Joins It’s About Kids Network
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 30, 2012

The Colorado Children’s Campaign is pleased to welcome Betsy Ann Anastas as our new It’s About Kids leader in K-12 education in Pitkin County. Betsy Ann is Assistant Principal at Aspen Elementary and also administers the Colorado Preschool Program for the District. She has been […]

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Nov. 30, 2012

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Nov. 30, 2012
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: November 30, 2012

In 2011, 8.7 percent of all babies born in Colorado were born with low birth weights. Low birth weight babies weigh 5.5 pounds or less at birth and are at higher risk for health problems like respiratory distress syndrome and heart problems. To find data […]