Colorado Children's Campaign

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

For Colorado’s diversifying population of children, advocates fear a census undercount

The annual Kids Count report says counties with high rates of poverty and non-white children are most at risk of not being counted accurately

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Death rates among pregnant women in Colorado are climbing. Suicide and overdose are to blame.

To counteract the rising mortality figure, the state strengthened a death review committee and plans to expand drug treatment

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado kids and teens are dying at a rate higher than the U.S. average — and suicide is to blame

The state ranked poorly in health outcomes and mediocre overall in the latest national report on child well-being by the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s kindergarten landscape will even out, with benefits flowing to state’s wealthiest, poorest families

A decade after some districts pushed back against Gov. Ritter's full-day kindergarten plan, most consider it essential.

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

5,800 Colorado kids in second grade or younger were suspended last year. State lawmakers want to reduce that.

A coalition has worked for 3 years to modify a Colorado law they say disproportionately affects minority and disabled students. It took a deal with rural educators to move forward.

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

The Denver teacher strike is over. Now lawmakers are trying to solve Colorado’s chronic education funding problem.

One plan under discussion at the statehouse would raise an additional $451 million every year to educate students, while another would impact property taxes and change how funds are distributed.