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This Week in 1957: Milestones in Education Advocacy

This Week in 1957: Milestones in Education Advocacy

Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: September 6, 2013

This week in 1957, nine African-American students were turned away from the all-white Little Rock Central High School by Arkansas National Guardsmen sent to the school by Gov. Orval Faubus. As young as 14, the volunteer students would become icons of the Civil Rights Movement. […]

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Larimer County Launches ‘Be Ready’ Campaign for School Readiness

Larimer County Launches ‘Be Ready’ Campaign for School Readiness

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 6, 2013

Early childhood advocates in Larimer County have launched a public awareness campaign called “Be Ready” to share research-based tips for parents on playing, reading and exploring with their young children. Several partners developed the campaign to ensure more Colorado children develop the important cognitive, social-emotional […]

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New Research Shows Children Begin Learning in the Womb

New Research Shows Children Begin Learning in the Womb

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 6, 2013

We know that babies are learning from the moment they are born, but emerging evidence shows that the sound-processing parts of children’s brains become active as early as the last trimester of pregnancy. A report recently released in the Proceedings of the National Academy of […]

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KidsFlash Fast Fact – Sept. 6, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Sept. 6, 2013

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: September 6, 2013

Colorado’s high school graduation rate is on the rise. In 2012, 75 percent of Colorado students graduated on time, up from 72 percent in 2010. To find graduation rates for your county or school district, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

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New Resource Helps Identify and Locate Health Care Options across Colorado

New Resource Helps Identify and Locate Health Care Options across Colorado

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: August 30, 2013

Our partner Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI) this week released the “Blue Guide”, a service to help Coloradans access health care. Coloradans can enter their location in the mobile app or online site and the Blue Guide will generate a comprehensive list of all health services and coverage […]

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Marking 50 Years of Change

Marking 50 Years of Change

Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: August 30, 2013

This week Americans paused to remember the “I Have a Dream” speech that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered during the March on Washington 50 years ago. Much progress has been made in securing the civil rights of all Americans, but much more […]

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KidsFlash Fast Fact – Aug. 30, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Aug. 30, 2013

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: August 30, 2013

The Colorado legislature authorized 20,160 slots in the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) for the 2012-2013 school year. Between 2009-2010 and 2012-2013, the number of CPP slots remained flat. With these slots, CPP has the capacity to serve only 21 percent of all 4-year-olds in Colorado and 6 […]

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Drum Roll, Please… Announcing the Annual Luncheon

Drum Roll, Please… Announcing the Annual Luncheon

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: August 23, 2013

We are thrilled to announce the Children’s Campaign Annual Luncheon will take place Tuesday, October 29, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and will feature Carlotta Walls LaNier, youngest member of the Little Rock Nine and nationally-recognized education advocate. In 1957, Carlotta Walls volunteered as the youngest member of […]

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