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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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Welcome New IAK Leader Jonathan Godes of Glenwood Springs

Welcome New IAK Leader Jonathan Godes of Glenwood Springs

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: January 18, 2013

The It’s About Kids Network (IAK) is pleased to welcome Jonathan Godes as our newest IAK Community Leader. Jonathan is Executive Director of the Early Childhood Network in Glenwood Springs where he heads a team that promotes the availability of quality, affordable early childhood education, […]

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KidsFlash Fast Fact – Jan. 18, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Jan. 18, 2013

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: January 18, 2013

According to the Colorado Child Health Survey, nine out of 10 Colorado families with children between the ages of 1 and 5 years old read to their children at least three days per week. Reading aloud to children is one of the best activities to […]

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2013 Legislative Session Opens with Kids Front and Center

2013 Legislative Session Opens with Kids Front and Center

Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: January 11, 2013

The Colorado General Assembly opened its annual legislative session this week with encouraging signs that issues facing Colorado kids will be prominent in 2013. Two priority bills for the Colorado Children’s Campaign were introduced on the first day, and lawmakers tell us that child health […]

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Make your voice heard this legislative session

Make your voice heard this legislative session

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: January 11, 2013

Learn more about child well-being in your community and help policy makers understand the importance of investing in children by visiting our new 2013 Session Center. The center includes advocacy resources, an outreach toolkit and interactive maps to help you find out your House, Senate and Congressional leaders […]

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Releases Report on Measures of Effective Teaching

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Releases Report on Measures of Effective Teaching

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: January 11, 2013

Earlier this week the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released a report crafted by the Measuring Effective Teachers (MET) project to identify a set of measures that can effectively determine educator effectiveness. Colorado is one of a small handful of states the foundation has invested in, […]

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KidsFlash Fast Fact – Jan. 11, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Jan. 11, 2013

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: January 11, 2013

In 2011, Colorado’s median household income was $55,530, a 2 percent increase over the previous year. This marks the first increase in median income for Colorado households since 2007. To find out the median income for households in your county, please visit the KIDS COUNT […]

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Fiscal Cliff Averted…For Now; Farm Bill Extended to September

Fiscal Cliff Averted…For Now; Farm Bill Extended to September

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: January 4, 2013

Just after the New Year’s deadline that brought the expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts and left the nation dangling on the edge of the so-called “fiscal cliff,” Congress and the White House came to an agreement. The measure includes permanent income tax increases for […]

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Free Dental Care for Uninsured Kids on Feb 1.

Free Dental Care for Uninsured Kids on Feb 1.

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: January 4, 2013

Kids without dental insurance or those who can’t afford dental care can get free care next month. The Colorado Dental Association is holding Give Kids a Smile Day on Feb. 1 to provide more than 250 appointments to kids from low-income families at dental clinics […]

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