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Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Wraps Up Months of Work on School Finance

Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Wraps Up Months of Work on School Finance

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: December 14, 2012

The School Finance Technical Advisory Group discussed the need for additional revenue to adequately support a new School Finance Act this week. The group of education stakeholders convened earlier this fall by the Children’s Campaign and Sen. Mike Johnston had its final meeting Thursday before […]

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Positive Trends Seen in Obesity and Oral Health Issues

Positive Trends Seen in Obesity and Oral Health Issues

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: December 14, 2012

Obesity and poor access to oral health care are two key health challenges facing Colorado children, but they are not impenetrable. Both have been identified as “winnable battles” by Gov. John Hickenlooper, and this week we got some positive news from the front lines of […]

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KidsFlash Fast Fact – Dec. 14, 2012

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Dec. 14, 2012

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: December 14, 2012

In 2010, nearly 80,000 Colorado kids lived in a Census tract that was considered a “food desert.” A food desert is a geographic area where access to fresh, nutritious food is limited. Among families who live in food deserts, accessing healthy food is often particularly […]

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Colorado awarded $29.9 million federal grant to improve early learning

Colorado awarded $29.9 million federal grant to improve early learning

Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: December 7, 2012

Colorado is one of five states selected for a Race to the Top: Early Learning Challenge grant from the U.S. Department of Education. State leaders announced on Thursday that Colorado will receive $29.9 million over the next four years to improve school readiness by increasing […]

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State Board of Education Approves School Readiness Assessment Policy

State Board of Education Approves School Readiness Assessment Policy

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: December 7, 2012

The Colorado State Board of Education voted unanimously this week to adopt a school readiness assessment policy for Colorado’s public school system. This action is in response to requirements set forth in the Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids (CAP4K), a 2008 law that established a […]

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Colorado One of Five States to Provide Additional Learning Time for Students

Colorado One of Five States to Provide Additional Learning Time for Students

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: December 7, 2012

Earlier this week Gov. Hickenlooper announced that Colorado is among five states that will pilot a program that provides a longer school year for students. Boulder Valley, Denver Public Schools, Jefferson County and Westminster (Adams 50) will participate in the project, beginning in the 2013-14 […]

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KidsFlash Fast Fact – Dec. 7, 2012

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Dec. 7, 2012

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: December 7, 2012

In Fiscal Year 2010-2011, there were nearly 23,000 homeless students enrolled in Colorado public schools. This number has increased by 90 percent since 2006-2007. A student is considered homeless if he or she is unsheltered, doubled-up in a household with another family, or living in […]

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