SB 059 creates the Smart Start nutrition program and fund to pay the costs of eliminating the copayment for those students who currently qualify for reduced-price breakfasts under the school breakfast program. This revised Opportunity Note reflects amendments to the bill.
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Articles: 2005 CSAP results, New Bell reports: Understanding Colorado's Achievement Gap 2005 Education White Papers, Bell tracks six interim committees, Immunization rates rebound, Number of uninsured kids falls, Latinos receive less student financial aid, Business group supports better access to higher education, Increased cost sharing pushes people off Medicaid, EITC boosts employment, Housing costs rise faster than wages, Latinos lack sufficient retirement savings
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Address the social and economic factors that affect student performance. This memorandum briefly discusses the issues surrounding this proposal, describes steps for implementing it, outlines some of the factors to consider and lists sources for additional information and resources.
The Denver Post reports on the Bell Policy Center's Voices of Opportunity event in which author and Columbia professor Richard Rothstein discussed disparities in education, health care and housing for children.
Articles: Leg. Works to Restore Medicaid Prenatal Care, Closing Achievement Gap Commission Releases Interim Report, ACE Cites Best Ways to Improve College Access for Low-Income, Minority Students, Bell Urges CCHE to do More to Improve College Access in CO, The State of CO's Working Poor Families
The 2005 statewide CSAP scores indicate the achievement gap between student scores widened on some tests in some grades but narrowed in others. For the most part, a persistent and significant gap in student achievement continues in Colorado.