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Unclear Future for No Child Left Behind

Unclear Future for No Child Left Behind

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 26, 2013

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 […]

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KidsFlash Fast Fact – July 26, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – July 26, 2013

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: July 26, 2013

  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 […]

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U.S. Education Secretary Lauds Colorado School Financing Overhaul

U.S. Education Secretary Lauds Colorado School Financing Overhaul

Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: July 19, 2013

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 […]

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Federal Child Care and Development Block Grant Bill Introduced

Federal Child Care and Development Block Grant Bill Introduced

Written by: Bill Jaeger
Date Posted: July 19, 2013

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 […]

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Colorado Get Movin’ Challenge

Colorado Get Movin’ Challenge

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 19, 2013

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 […]

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New Tool for Teachers Provides Individualized Learning for Students

New Tool for Teachers Provides Individualized Learning for Students

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 19, 2013

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 […]

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New 2-1-1 Hotline Connects Coloradans to Human Services

New 2-1-1 Hotline Connects Coloradans to Human Services

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 19, 2013

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 […]

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KidsFlash Fast Fact – July 19, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – July 19, 2013

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: July 19, 2013

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 […]

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Learn More About the School Finance Overhaul

Learn More About the School Finance Overhaul

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 15, 2013

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 […]

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