The Colorado Senate is scheduled to vote on a significant overhaul of the state’s school finance formula early next week. Thanks to everyone who has responded to our action alert; there’s still time to reach out to your senator to let him or her know […]View Post
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Decisions about your child’s health are too important to be left to others! Sign up now to attend the free Speak Up for Kids’ Health Day at the Capitol to ensure that children’s health is a priority as lawmakers craft policy impacting the lives of children […]View Post
Reading aloud with children from the time they are born—in any language—is an effective way to promote language development and lay the foundation for strong literacy skills later in life. That is why Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC) and the Office of Lieutenant […]View Post
In 2012, 69 percent of all Colorado students scored proficient or above in reading on the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP). Achievement levels in reading among Colorado students have increased only modestly since 2003, when 66 percent of all students were proficient in reading. To […]View Post
On Monday morning, your state senator will have the rare opportunity to vote for creating a school finance system that puts kids first. Senate Bill 213, the modernized School Finance Act, would make our education financing system more efficient, transparent and fair for all kids […]View Post
A two-year effort to modernize Colorado’s school financing system took a significant step forward this week with the first hearing and committee passage of Senate Bill 213, the Future School Finance Act. The Senate Education Committee approved the bill on a 5-4 vote. It now […]View Post
Child advocates from around the state helped the Colorado Children’s Campaign and Gov. Hickenlooper release the 2013 edition of KIDS COUNT in Colorado! on Monday, March 18. The report was unveiled at a press conference at the Capitol with lawmakers, state and community leaders and partners who […]View Post
CHP+ Waiting Period Elimination (PASSED): Senate Bill 13-008 (Newell/McCann) would streamline enrollment in CHP+ by eliminating the three month waiting period for children moving from an employer-supported health plan to CHP+. This bill passed the House with a bipartisan 48-16 vote and heads to the governor […]View Post
In Fiscal Year 2011-12, 10 percent of Colorado children ages birth through 18 (nearly 133,000 children) were covered by the Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) at some point during the year. CHP+ provides health coverage for children in families with incomes that are too high to qualify […]View Post