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Colorado early childhood efforts could get a major boost from federal grant

A multimillion federal grant, combined with an $11 million state match, could pump nearly $50 million into Colorado early childhood efforts over the next three years. Federal officials will announce grant awards by the end of December. One thing the birth-to-5 grants won’t do is create large numbers of new preschool and child care slots. […]

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Colorado ranks low nationwide in providing summer meals to kids who need free lunch at school, report finds

By Kati Weis, Chalkbeat Colorado Fewer than one out of every 10 Colorado children who rely on free or reduced-price lunches during the school year are getting access to the state’s free summer nutrition programs, according to a new report published by a national organization studying hunger.  The report found that nationally only one in seven children […]

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Colorado teens are switching from smoking marijuana to eating it, study shows

By Kathleen Foody, The Associated Press Some teenagers in Colorado, where marijuana is legal for adults, are shifting away from smoking in favor of edible cannabis products, a study released Monday shows. About 78% of the Colorado high school students who reported consuming marijuana in 2017 said they usually smoked it, down from 87% two […]