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It’s About Kids Summer Travel Kicks Off in Cortez, Durango and Telluride

It’s About Kids Summer Travel Kicks Off in Cortez, Durango and Telluride

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

The Children’s Campaign outreach team this week kicked off our summer tour of Colorado communities with stops in Cortez, Durango and Telluride. Each summer and fall we visit communities throughout the state to present the latest data from KIDS COUNT in Colorado! and hear from advocates […]

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Where Do You See Quality Early Learning in Action?

Where Do You See Quality Early Learning in Action?

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

As part of their Strong Start for Children Campaign, the National Women’s Law Center is seeking your stories on high quality child care in action. We know that high quality early learning has a tremendous impact on young children: ensuring their success in school and […]

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KidsFlash Fast Fact – July 12, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – July 12, 2013

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

A growing number of school districts have been offering full-day kindergarten for Colorado students. In 2012, 70 percent of all Colorado kindergarteners were enrolled in a full-day program, up from 40 percent five years ago. Since the state pays for only a half day, many […]

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Congress Begins Deliberations on Next Year’s Budget

Congress Begins Deliberations on Next Year’s Budget

Written by: Bill Jaeger
Date Posted: July 5, 2013

Congress is currently working to determine the budget for Fiscal Year 2014, which begins October 1. Each year Congress must determine annual funding for a wide range of federal programs, including Head Start, early intervention and special education, child care and K-12 spending. Lawmakers face […]

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Help Gather Petitions to Put School Funding on November Ballot

Help Gather Petitions to Put School Funding on November Ballot

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

Are you registered to vote in Colorado? If so, you’re eligible to help gather signatures of other registered voters to help put the “Colorado Commits to Kids” school finance initiative on the November ballot. Download a petition from Great Education Colorado today to help move […]

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New Resources Available to Help Stay Informed on Benefits System Changes

New Resources Available to Help Stay Informed on Benefits System Changes

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

The Colorado Benefits Management System (CBMS) is the state technology infrastructure that determines eligibility for assistance programs including Medicaid and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly Food Stamps). In 2012 the Colorado Legislature approved a plan to make significant investments in and improvements to the […]

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KidsFlash Fast Fact – July 5, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – July 5, 2013

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: July 5, 2013

In 2011, nearly 19 percent of all Colorado kids who were eligible for health coverage through Medicaid or CHP+ were not enrolled in either program— more than 89,000 children. The percentage of children who are eligible for these programs but are not enrolled varies widely […]

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