Stand for Children - Colorado

Advancing educational equity & racial justice in Colorado through meaningful partnerships.

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Photos from Stand for Children - Colorado's post 05/22/2024

Oh, you thought we were done? Take a look at these legislative wins we were able to lead and support for families across Colorado! DM us if you want to be a part of the continued fight! ✊🏽💙

Photos from Stand for Children - Colorado's post 05/21/2024

We are 2 weeks post Sine Die, so now we are ready to talk about it again.. 😅 Starting off with a HUGE win for students across CO high schools, HB 1282 was signed into law by Governor Polis this past weekend! This law will expand the 9th grade success grant program, allowing more students to implement the 9th grade success approach changing the trajectory for high school students across the state!

05/17/2024

Our team was handing out free books and summer reading resources to families at the Garden Place Elementary school carnival yesterday!

05/06/2024

The bill to update the way Colorado funds schools is up for final vote today in the Senate! HB24-1448 cleared two Senate Committees this weekend.

05/06/2024

HB24-1282 passes the Senate & off to Governor Polis! Expanding the 9th grade success approach to reach more high school students will help increase attendance & on-time graduation, & strengthen school culture for students & educators.

04/29/2024

HB24-1448 is good for students. Data analysts at the legislature estimate that the new formula would mean: 100% of CO districts would receive more funds beginning in '25. All CO kids would receive more funding for their schools beginning in '25.

04/29/2024

The time is now. Let’s update the School Funding Formula to reflect what students needs TODAY! Support HB24-1448 to take a critical step towards equitable school funding in Colorado!

04/28/2024

You heard it from the Speaker and co-sponsor for HB24-1448, herself! This bill will increase funding for students most in need of supports; each student from a low-income household, each English Language Learner, and each student with a disability. Support Colorado students by supporting this bill!

04/26/2024

HB24-1448 has passed Appropriations Committee unanimously! Let’s keep the momentum going by emailing your representatives to support putting students at the center of how we fund schools in Colorado. Link in bio.

Centering Students When Funding Schools – An Update 30 Years in the Making 04/15/2024

“Our job is to make sure that we are delivering state funding in a way that ensures the kids with the greatest needs are getting the greatest help,” said Speaker of the House, Representative Julie McCluskie More info and support this effort:

Centering Students When Funding Schools – An Update 30 Years in the Making This week, members of the House of Representatives introduced bipartisan legislation to center students in the way Colorado funds schools. HB24-1448, New Public School Finance Formula, will update our 30-year-old school finance formula and send additional state dollars to every school district. Most...

Centering Students When Funding Schools – An Update 30 Years in the Making 04/12/2024

What you need to know and how to support the effort to put students at the center of how we fund schools and update Colorado's school finance formula!

Centering Students When Funding Schools – An Update 30 Years in the Making This week, members of the House of Representatives introduced bipartisan legislation to center students in the way Colorado funds schools. HB24-1448, New Public School Finance Formula, will update our 30-year-old school finance formula and send additional state dollars to every school district. Most...

04/03/2024

📢 Dive into the redistricting decision-making process with DPS! 🗺️ We're hosting 2 virtual community meetings in the next few weeks to gather your input on Map Scenarios A, B, and C, helping inform the Board of Directors' decision-making. 🌟 The first meeting is on Wednesday, April 3, from noon-1 p.m., and the second is on Wednesday, April 10, from 6-7 p.m. 🔗 Find the Zoom link at dpsk12.org/page/balancing-board-districts on the day of the event or on the front page of DPSK12.org.

📋 We're also providing a survey to collect information on preferred map scenarios. Complete the survey by Friday, April 12, to ensure your voice is heard!

Questions about board redistricting? Reach out to [email protected]. 📩

03/28/2024

Let’s make this year the “one where Colorado updates the school finance formula.” Email your representatives today with the link in our bio!

Colorado’s $40.6 billion budget proposal: What’s in it for schools? 03/28/2024

"K-12 funding would increase nearly 7% to about $9.7 billion next year. Average per pupil spending would increase by about 7%, or $780, to $11,450 next year." budget rundown via Chalkbeat Colorado

Colorado’s $40.6 billion budget proposal: What’s in it for schools? Lawmakers faced big budget cuts last week, but were able to boost spending for K-12 schools and higher education.

02/29/2024

The way we fund our schools is 30 years old. It’s time to take the leap and update the school finance formula. Use the link in our bio to join us by asking legislators to use the recommendations of the Public School Finance Committee in the School Finance Act.

Time to Take the Leap and Update the Way we Fund Schools! 02/29/2024

It's time to take the leap and update the way we fund our schools. Join us:

Time to Take the Leap and Update the Way we Fund Schools! Colorado’s school finance formula, which defines how Colorado schools are funded by the state, hasn’t been updated in 30 years. A taskforce of education leaders and school finance experts from across Colorado recently issued recommendations for how the legislature could update the school finance...

Bill to Support High School Student Success Introduced 02/16/2024

Decades of research has shown that supporting students by implementing a 9th grade success approach improves graduation rates, and the impacts in Colorado schools speak for themselves. Read more about policy to expand this impactful work:

Bill to Support High School Student Success Introduced HB24-1282, Ninth-Grade Success Grant & Performance Reporting, was introduced. This bill expands funding for the 9th Grade Success Grant Program, which will allow more Colorado schools to implement the approach changing the trajectory for our high school students. Decades of research has shown that s...

01/31/2024

The need for mental health supports for CO children is greater than ever before. Use the link in bio to ask your Senator to support SB24-001, to continue indefinitely, the “I Matter” program which provides up to six free therapy sessions for Colorado youth.

Why Denver school mental health providers are fighting to save this program 01/25/2024

"When 50 students at Denver’s George Washington High School were flagged on a survey as having “extremely elevated risk” for mental health struggles, social worker Sarah Hartman was able to check in with all 50 and offer them services....But that help could soon go away." via Chalkbeat Colorado

Why Denver school mental health providers are fighting to save this program As the pandemic exposed the need for more mental health services, and the federal government sent more money to schools, Denver increased students’ access to therapy. But the funding for the program is set to run out.

Five things to know about how Colorado plans to reshape workforce education 01/17/2024

Colorado has created things like apprenticeships and courses that count for HS/college credit, to help prepare students for college & careers. A new report offers 13 recs to streamline our fragmented system. Lawmakers are expected to take up some policy around the recommendations this session:

Five things to know about how Colorado plans to reshape workforce education Colorado has numerous workforce training programs for high school students and adults. A new report says the state can improve how well these programs work together.

Photos from Stand for Children - Colorado's post 01/16/2024

Choice enrollment can be overwhelming as you try to find the best school for your children, which is why we are thrilled to share the Mile High School Finder. Link is bio!

01/12/2024

Colorado has expanded the number of schools implementing a 9th grade success approach. One of our top priorities for next year is to work with the legislature to expand funding for the 9th Grade Success Grant Program. Join us!

Photos from Stand for Children - Colorado's post 01/09/2024

Help us advocate to keep families connected! More information on how you can support coming soon!
Have questions? DM us. 📥

01/01/2024

We can't wait to work with you in 2024!

12/22/2023

From our family at Stand for Children Colorado, to yours, wishing you a joyful holiday season.

12/22/2023

From our family to yours, wishing you a joyful holiday season.

12/22/2023

👏🏽 Denver City Council passed a policy that would give youth access to representation!

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