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 learning and development, K-12 education, 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. 

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Dec. 14, 2012

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Dec. 14, 2012
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: December 14, 2012

In 2010, nearly 80,000 Colorado kids lived in a Census tract that was considered a “food desert.” A food desert is a geographic area where access to fresh, nutritious food is limited. Among families who live in food deserts, accessing healthy food is often particularly […]

Colorado awarded $29.9 million federal grant to improve early learning

Colorado awarded $29.9 million federal grant to improve early learning
Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: December 7, 2012

Colorado is one of five states selected for a Race to the Top: Early Learning Challenge grant from the U.S. Department of Education. State leaders announced on Thursday that Colorado will receive $29.9 million over the next four years to improve school readiness by increasing […]

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 […]