KidsFlash Blog

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.

Parents for Healthy Kids Workshop on April 30

Parents for Healthy Kids Workshop on April 30
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 23, 2018

Join Action for Healthy Kids, Colorado PTA and LiveWell Colorado to learn how school meal programs work and how parents can provide support and meaningful collaboration to create healthier school meals that kids want to eat.

Fast Fact: March 23, 2018

Fast Fact: March 23, 2018
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 23, 2018

In 2017, roughly 30 percent of Colorado’s children under 5 (101,278 children) received food vouchers from the Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

Joint Budget Committee Figure Setting

Joint Budget Committee Figure Setting
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 16, 2018

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

Colorado Supreme Court Upholds Great Teachers and Leaders Law

Colorado Supreme Court Upholds Great Teachers and Leaders Law
Written by: Leslie Colwell
Date Posted: March 16, 2018

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.