Eighteen states received a third round of federal funding intended to help them start or expand prekindergarten, but the program is now subject to a new administration's priorities.
November 2016 Archives
Back in 2007, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., nominated to head the Department of Health and Human Services, pushed a proposal to have Head Start funds managed by states.
Easy passage in Ohio demonstrated the popularity of preschool in Cincinnati and Dayton, but Missouri voters say no to a cigarette tax increase that would have supported early learning.
In the South, Head Start children are somewhat more poor than children enrolled in the program nationally, among other differences outlined in an analysis by the Institute for Child Success.
At the University of Virginia, Secretary John B. King Jr. said that access to a low-quality preschool program is "no access at all."
Local and state agencies can best serve young children and their families by working together to provide comprehensive services, says a new federal policy statement.