Last week the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation reauthorizing No Child Left Behind, a federal education law last renewed in 2002 with bipartisan support. While the original legislation was designed to support children by establishing standards and accountability for students and schools, 39 states […]View Post
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In the 2012-2013 school year, 14 percent of all Colorado students (nearly 125,000 children) were classified as English Language Learners (ELLs). Since 2002-2003, the number of ELL students in Colorado has increased by nearly 45 percent. Research shows it takes an ELL student an […]View Post
Colorado’s efforts to modernize its system for funding public education have garnered national attention. This week, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told The Denver Post that he backs Gov. John Hickenlooper’s support of recent school finance legislation and the upcoming ballot measure to increase education […]View Post
A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators has introduced a bill to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) that would improve the quality of child care programs and help ensure the safety of children. The federal grant program provides child care assistance for […]View Post
More than a quarter of all Colorado children ages 2 to 14 are considered overweight or obese. To help prevent and reduce obesity, our partner LiveWell Colorado is kicking off the “Colorado Get Movin’ Challenge” on Aug. 1. The challenge urges Coloradans to complete the recommended […]View Post
A new technology service called inBloom is offering innovative solutions to teachers to help them bring individualized learning to students. Kerrie Dallman, a teacher in Jefferson County for more than a decade and the president of the Colorado Education Association, says, “for teachers, inBloom provides […]View Post
Our partner, Mile High United Way, is offering free, multilingual information to helps connect Coloradans with basic human services such as food, shelter, other community resources. The 2-1-1 Colorado database provides information about more than 11,000 services across the state of Colorado, supported by nearly […]View Post
Between 2000 and 2011, Colorado’s young child population (children under 5) grew by more than 14 percent. San Miguel County experienced the largest increase in its population of young children, while Mineral County experienced the largest decrease in its young child population. To find data […]View Post
Community Campaigns for Educational Justice is hosting a community discussion to learn more about the landmark school finance overhaul, Senate Bill 213, passed this year by the Colorado State Legislature. Voters will have the opportunity this fall to approve a ballot measure to raise the […]View Post