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What to Know About Colorado's Caring WorkforceThe people who care for and teach our kids and support the needs of our aging loved ones are as much a part of our economy as those who benefit from these services.
early childhood education workforce
Our Caring Workforce: Understanding Colorado's Early Childhood Education WorkersHigh-quality early childhood education is crucial and not possible without supporting the educators who provide this care.
Caring for Our Caring Workforce: A Stronger Direct Service WorkforceThere’s increasing acknowledgement we must do more to support our direct care workers. We explore several promising ways to do this.
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Our Caring Workforce: Who Are Colorado's Long-Term Care, Direct Service Workers?The long-term care, direct service workforce is growing rapidly. We look at who these workers are, what they do, and why their work matters.
For-Profit Schools: Bad Actors in Higher EducationFor-profit schools reflect another flaw in the higher education system, thanks to their negative impact on the student debt crisis.
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Despite a Strong Economy, Colorado Wages Barely Outpaced Inflation in 2018CDLE data point to wages that continue to grow slowly, and show average workers aren't benefiting as much as economic numbers might suggest.
The Economic Scale of Student DebtThe impacts on higher education and labor markets, as well as the financial well-being of future generations reflect the scale of the student debt crisis.
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Understanding Tuition Assistance in ColoradoRising tuition costs combined with tuition assistance trends exemplify much of the problem underlying the student debt crisis.
Making Child Care More Affordable in ColoradoColorado's average cost of child care for a 4-year-old is about $11,000 per year, while infant care is closer to $15,000.
2018 legislative session
The Predatory Lending LandscapeAs more states prohibit egregious interest rates, consumers are saving money and avoiding long-term financial pitfalls like bankruptcy. While Colorado has made significant progress, it’s imperative we don’t let our guard down in this new environment.
Understanding the Student Debt Crisis & How We Got HereIn Colorado, student loan debt has grown by 176 percent since 2007, reaching $26.4 billion. Our new brief explores the numerous factors to consider as we look for solutions.
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Healthy Aging & Promising Practices: A State Scan of Long-Term Care PoliciesTo truly see the benefits of our older population, we must address gaps preventing healthy aging. This report highlights specific state programs across the country Colorado can learn from.
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Early Childhood Policies in ColoradoSeveral early childhood bills have been introduced in recent sessions, and five early childhood bills have been introduced so far in the 2019 session.
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Student Debt Solutions: Sizing Up Colorado's ApproachLegislation introduced on the first day of session could help Colorado’s students and their families don’t borrow for higher education at their own financial peril.
Supporting Colorado Caregivers Through Respite CareRespite is a vital service for families who are taking care of a loved one at home. This brief examines how policymakers can better understand the structural needs, challenges, and opportunities of respite care.
Briefed by the bell health care
Briefed by the Bell — Health CareColorado has made major strides in increasing access to health care over the last 10 years, but consistently increasing costs put health care out of reach for families.
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The Future of Work: Implications for Colorado WomenWith more Colorado women leading state policy, issues affecting whole families can be elevated even more to address the demands compounded by the economy of tomorrow.
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Briefed by the Bell — Two-Generation SolutionsWorking with parents and children together, we can help both attain skills to set them up for success throughout their lives.
Wealth & Income Inequality Colorado Briefed by the Bell
Briefed by the Bell — Wealth & Income InequalityDid you know the top 1 percent takes in 16.6 percent of all income in Colorado? Find out what we can do to address rising inequality in Colorado.
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Briefed by the Bell — Predatory EconomyThe predatory economy is at work in Colorado. The question now is what will our policymakers do to stop it?
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