KidsFlash Blog

Our KidsFlash blog helps child advocates and policymakers stay up to date on the latest child wellbeing news around the state. In our weekly newsletter, you can find data and research on child health, early childhood, youth success, family economic prosperity and more. During the legislative session, KidsFlash also serves as a resource to help 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 you need to make a difference in the lives of Colorado's children. Subscribe to KidsFlash today to receive our posts in the form of our weekly e-newsletter.

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Speak Up for Kids’ Health at the Capitol

Speak Up for Kids’ Health at the Capitol

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 12, 2013

Speak Up for Kids’ Health at the Capitol is just around the corner! Reserve your spot now to ensure that children’s health is a priority as lawmakers craft policy impacting the lives of children and families. Child health advocates, including parents, service providers and other […]

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Capitol Update – April 12, 2013

Capitol Update – April 12, 2013

Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: April 12, 2013

Medicaid Expansion: Senate Bill 200 (Aguilar/Ferrandino) was approved by the full Senate Friday with a bipartisan preliminary vote. It would expand eligibility for Medicaid to adults with incomes up to 133 percent of the Federal poverty level—about $31,000 for a family of four. It would […]

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Children’s Campaign & Allies Provide Support of New Federal School Food Standards

Children’s Campaign & Allies Provide Support of New Federal School Food Standards

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 12, 2013

The Children’s Campaign joined LiveWell Colorado and more than 15 other Colorado health and education organizations in providing comment to the USDA on proposed federal regulations to strengthen nutrition standards for foods served in schools. These critical changes to school food policy are a result […]

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KidsFlash Fast Fact – April 12, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – April 12, 2013

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: April 12, 2013

In 2011, approximately 8 out of every 1,000 Colorado children were victims of abuse or neglect, a decline from the previous year. In Colorado, children under age 5 are the most likely to be victims of abuse. To find child abuse rates for your county, […]

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State Budget Taking Shape

State Budget Taking Shape

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 5, 2013

The state’s 2013-2014 budget, also known as the Long Bill, has been the primary focus of the full Senate and House over the last two weeks. The proposal, Senate Bill 13-230, totals $20.5 billion. Due to economic improvements and increased state revenues, this is the […]

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Capitol Update – April 5, 2013

Capitol Update – April 5, 2013

Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: April 5, 2013

Modernizing Colorado’s School Finance Act: On Tuesday, the Senate approved Senate Bill 13-213 (Johnston & Heath/Hamner) on a 20-15 vote. It moves to the House, with a first hearing in the House Education Committee scheduled for April 15 in the Old Supreme Court Chambers. The […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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