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ERIC Number: ED539107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 122
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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2010 Kids Count in Colorado! Far from Average: Growing Gaps in Child Well-Being
Colorado Children's Campaign
"Kids Count in Colorado!" is an annual publication of the Colorado Children's Campaign, which provides the best available state- and county-level data to measure and track the education, health and general well-being of the state's children. "Kids Count in Colorado!" informs policy debates and community discussions, serving as a valuable resource for policymakers, community leaders, advocates and citizens. This year, the Colorado Children's Campaign celebrates 25 years of serving as the voice for Colorado's kids, using data to identify and advocate for the best policies to improve their lives. In this year's "KIDS COUNT in Colorado!", the Children's Campaign digs deeper into a troubling trend that emerged in the 2008 and 2009 KIDS COUNT reports. Since 2000, the number of children living in poverty has grown faster in Colorado than in any other state in the nation. At the same time, national reports rank Colorado in the middle--about average--in the nation in child well-being, making the poverty trend even harder to understand. This year's report looks even more closely at the components of the data on poverty, child health, education and early childhood, knowing the key to finding effective solutions lies in the most thorough understanding of the problem. (Contains 46 figures, 4 tables, and 76 footnotes.) [Additional funding was provided by the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado. For the 2009 edition of this report, see ED538954.]
Colorado Children's Campaign. 1580 Lincoln Street Suite 420, Denver, CO 80203. Tel: 303-839-1580; Fax: 303-839-1354; e-mail: info@coloradokids.org; Web site: http://www.coloradokids.org
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation
Authoring Institution: Colorado Children's Campaign
Identifiers - Location: Colorado