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Capitol Update: Children’s Campaign President and School Finance Partnership Co-Chairs Present to Joint Education Committee

Capitol Update: Children’s Campaign President and School Finance Partnership Co-Chairs Present to Joint Education Committee

Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: February 15, 2013

Legislators were briefed this week on the School Finance Partnership’s nearly two-year effort to come to full consensus on principles to overhaul Colorado’s outdated and inequitable school finance law. Partnership Co-Chairs Chris Watney, Cary Kennedy and Bob Deibel gave a school finance presentation to the Joint Education […]

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Study Shows Progress, but Disparities Persist in Oral Health Among Youngest Children

Study Shows Progress, but Disparities Persist in Oral Health Among Youngest Children

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

Nearly half as many Colorado kindergarteners and third-graders have untreated tooth decay than did in 2003, according to the 2011-12 Children’s Oral Health Basic Screening Survey released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment this week. While the greatest gains in reducing tooth […]

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More than 150 Advocates Call for a National Commission on Children

More than 150 Advocates Call for a National Commission on Children

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

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, the Colorado Children’s Campaign and more than 150 other organizations called on Congress and President Obama to create a new National Commission on Children to ensure the safety and well-being of every child in America. The National Commission on Children would […]

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Early Childhood Focus of Buell Leaders Radio Show on March 5

Early Childhood Focus of Buell Leaders Radio Show on March 5

Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: February 15, 2013

Early childhood advocacy will be the focus of a Buell Leaders Radio show at noon on March 5. The show will feature Charlotte Brantley (President and CEO, Clayton Early Learning), Jennifer Landrum (VP Early Childhood Initiatives, Colorado Children’s Campaign) and Molly Yost (Policy Specialist, Clayton […]

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KidsFlash Fast Fact – Feb. 15, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Feb. 15, 2013

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: February 15, 2013

In the 2011-2012 school year, 20,160 Colorado children were enrolled in the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP). The number of CPP slots is capped by the legislature and has remained flat for the past three school years. CPP provides high-quality preschool free of charge, and research […]

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Legislators and Partners Join for Lunch & Learn on Child Health

Legislators and Partners Join for Lunch & Learn on Child Health

Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: February 8, 2013

Legislators and Partners Join for Lunch & Learn on Child Health Colorado legislators and other partners who attended this week’s Child Health Lunch & Learn explored the history of child health insurance coverage and the opportunities they have this session to ensure all Colorado kids […]

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Capitol Update – Feb. 8, 2013

Capitol Update – Feb. 8, 2013

Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: February 8, 2013

Next week we expect two of our priority bills to have second committee hearings, including: Alignment of Child Development Programs: House Bill 13-1117 (Hamner/Hodge,Newell) will be heard in the House Appropriations Committee Friday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 a.m. in the Legislative Services Building Room A. […]

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2013 Circle of Friends Kicks Off Year, Begins Planning Annual Events

2013 Circle of Friends Kicks Off Year, Begins Planning Annual Events

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: February 8, 2013

The Circle of Friends Leadership Board, the Children’s Campaign’s ambassador network, has kicked off its year and begun helping the Children’s Campaign plan its much-anticipated annual events—the Membership Tea, Colorado Shops for Kids, and the Annual Luncheon—that raise critical funds for our work on behalf […]

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