Schools should be able to get the financial support they need to serve diverse student populations—and have certainty that they’ll get that support when they need it. That’s the idea behind moving to a Student-Based Allocation system, the topic of this week’s school finance technical […]View Post
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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 […]View Post
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 […]View Post
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 […]View Post
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 […]View Post
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 […]View Post
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 […]View Post
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 […]View Post
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 […]View Post