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Articles: Prenatal care prevents low-weight births, Athletic women at higher risk for low-weight births, Early childhood education is a sound economic investment, High school drops-outs cost Colorado billions in lost earnings potential, State's adult immunizations tops in the U.S., Experts offer health care reform advice, Unemployment reform: strong advantage, low cost, Only 25 percent of workers have a "good job" . . .
SB 07-148 represents a net opportunity gain for Colorado. Along with assisting students to complete high school, the Fast College Fast Jobs pilot program proposed by the bill would make post-secondary education more accessible and affordable for students who might otherwise drop out.
Articles: CO High School Drop Out Rate Increases, Medical Costs Cited in Almost Half of All Bankruptcies in Nation, CO Trailing Other Stales in Health Insurance Coverage, CO Economy Excepted to Add Jobs in 2005, Tax Credits Boost Low-Income Working Families
HB 06-1351 represents an opportunity gain for Colorado. HB 1351 extends the Teen Pregnancy and Dropout Prevention program. This is a comprehensive, community-based program serving Medicaid-eligible teen boys and girls who are at risk of early parenting.