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Colorado Applies for Race to the Top

Colorado Applies for Race to the Top

Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: November 2, 2012

Colorado recently submitted its application to the Race to the Top—Early Learning Challenge Fund for nearly $30 million over the next four years. Colorado was one of five states eligible to apply for the non-competitive round two of the grant, as it is among the five […]

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KidsFlash Fast Fact – Births to Mothers Receiving Early Prenatal Care

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Births to Mothers Receiving Early Prenatal Care

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: November 2, 2012

In 2011, 79 percent of all live births in Colorado occurred to a mother who received early prenatal care, defined as care beginning during the first trimester. Timely, high-quality prenatal care helps ensure healthy outcomes for expectant mothers and their babies and can reduce the […]

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School Finance Technical Advisory Group Examines Special Education Funding

School Finance Technical Advisory Group Examines Special Education Funding

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 26, 2012

The school finance technical advisory group convened by Sen. Mike Johnston and the Colorado Children’s Campaign took on the significant and complex topic of special education funding in Colorado at a public meeting Thursday. Representatives from the Colorado Department of Education led a discussion on […]

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KidsFlash Fast Fact – Students Receiving Special Education Services

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Students Receiving Special Education Services

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: October 26, 2012

In 2011, 9.7 percent of Colorado students – nearly 83,000 children – were enrolled in special education services in Colorado public schools. Between 2007 and 2011, the number of students receiving special education services increased by 6.6 percent, rising only slightly faster than total pupil […]

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School Finance Technical Advisory Group Hosts National Expert Ken Wong

School Finance Technical Advisory Group Hosts National Expert Ken Wong

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 19, 2012

Colorado’s school financing method was explored in depth Tuesday in the first working meeting of a school finance technical advisory group convened by Sen. Mike Johnston and the Colorado Children’s Campaign. Professor Ken Wong, director of Brown University’s graduate program in Urban Education Policy and […]

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It’s About Kids Network Welcomes New Community Leader

It’s About Kids Network Welcomes New Community Leader

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 19, 2012

The It’s About Kids grassroots advocacy network is pleased to welcome Dr. Sandra Smyser as our Community Leader in K-12 Education in Eagle County. Sandra joins Eagle County team member Jeanne McQueeney as a child advocate speaking up for kids in her community. Sandra was […]

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Fast Fact – High School Grads Placed in Remedial Courses

Fast Fact – High School Grads Placed in Remedial Courses

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: October 19, 2012

In fiscal year 2010-11, 32 percent of all recent high school graduates in Colorado who went on to attend a public higher education institution in the state were placed in remedial courses in at least one subject. The number of Colorado high school graduates who […]

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Changes to CHP+ & Medicaid mean better coverage options for kids

Changes to CHP+ & Medicaid mean better coverage options for kids

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 12, 2012

Enrollment in the Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) program will be easier for Colorado families because of changes adopted today by the Medical Services Board. The board, which sets rules for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, approved three rules to improve efficiency […]

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