This week, both chambers of the U.S. Congress got to work again on the Farm Bill, the major federal legislation authorizing and funding agriculture and nutrition programs including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP–formerly food stamps). Last year Congress failed to approve the 5-year reauthorization, […]View Post
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Colorado’s innovative method of measuring students’ academic growth over time is a model for a new federal education bill introduced this week by Colorado Rep. Jared Polis. The Growth to Excellence Act of 2013 would ensure that schools have better, more dynamic standards and systems […]View Post
In 2012, only slightly more than half of all Colorado students (56 percent) scored proficient or above on the math portion of the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) test. Although nearly half of Colorado students are not performing at grade level in math, scores have […]View Post
The Colorado General Assembly finished its 2013 legislative session this week. We’re excited to report that all of the Children’s Campaign’s priority bills were approved by lawmakers. Priority bills with final action this week: Alignment of Early Childhood Programs: House Bill 13-1117 (Hamner/Hodge & Kerr) was […]View Post
This week, the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange, now known as Connect for Health Colorado, launched a new public education campaign and website designed to help inform consumers about the new health insurance market place that will be up and running this fall. The new website has great […]View Post
The Children’s Campaign is excited to welcome three new counties and five new community leaders to the It’s About Kids statewide network team. Jennifer Sanchez McDonald is Council Coordinator for HuLa, representing Huerfano and Las Animas Early Childhood Advisory Council. Lisa Jansen Thompson is Director […]View Post
The Lunchbox Express will roll again this summer, and is seeking volunteers to help distribute lunches to kids. The Lunchbox Express, featured in this eight minute film, is a mini school bus that delivers lunches in communities during the summer months to help combat childhood hunger. […]View Post
The Children’s Campaign released a report in April explaining changes in funding levels for the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant during the recession, one of the more important sources of support for low-income families and children. It also explains how the […]View Post
In 2011, 5 percent of all Colorado kids received basic cash assistance through the Colorado Works/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Colorado Works/TANF assists low-income families in becoming self-sufficient by strengthening their economic and social stability. However, of every 100 Colorado families living in […]View Post