Our KidsFlash blog helps child advocates and policymakers stay up to date on the latest child well-being news from the Colorado State Capitol and around the state. Find data and research on child health, early childhood education and development, K-12 education, and more. Track important legislation and policies affecting Colorado's kids. Get the inside scoop on the Children's Campaign's outreach efforts - including information on important fundraising and advocacy events, as well as efforts being undertaken by the It's About Kids and Circle of Friends networks. The KidsFlash blog is your connection to the resources and information your need to make a difference in the lives of Colorado's children.
Capitol Update: Speaking up this week—advocates flood Capitol, and we testify on child care tax credits, teen opioid use, and reforming truancy
Speaking Up: This week new, emerging, and veteran child advocates flooded the Colorado State Capitol to speak up for the health and early development of Colorado kids.
The Joint Budget Committee (JBC) is currently considering budget items and requests across state agencies and departments as part of the annual budgeting process. Here are some highlights of budget items that impact Colorado kids
The Colorado Supreme Court this week issued a final decision in a lawsuit that challenged a key component of Senate Bill 10-191, the Great Teachers and Leaders Law of 2010. The ruling means that school leaders will continue to be empowered to hire and place teachers to best fit the students in their classrooms. We applaud the Court’s decision.
In response to the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the American Public Health Association (APHA) has opened free online access to research and essays on firearms published in the American Journal of Public Health.
Join The Colorado Health Symposium on April 26 in Cañon City for Symposium Unplugged: Poverty’s Impact on Colorado’s Health, a daylong event that looks at the effect of poverty on the health of individuals and families in our state.
Each week during sessions of the Colorado General Assembly, we bring you the latest news and analysis of legislation impacting the early development, health, and education of Colorado kids. Three highlights of action this week are below, and see our website for more analysis, testimony, […]