The committee, chaired by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., says that the program is ineffective and offers opportunities for fraud.
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March 06, 2014
February 05, 2014
For the third time, some Head Start providers must recompete to keep their federal funding as part of the Obama administration's push to raise the quality of early education.
January 14, 2014
Head Start would receive a $1 billion boost, $500 million of which would go Early Head Start, which serves pregnant women and children up to age 3.
December 11, 2013
The current climate creates a difficult path to increased spending for early-childhood education, as lawmakers and President Barack Obama have proposed.
November 22, 2013
Yvette Sanchez Fuentes, the outgoing director of the $7.6 billion Head Start program, oversaw the agency's first-ever competition for funding during her four-year tenure.
November 15, 2013
Yvette Sanchez Fuentes oversaw the creation of a competition intended to close low-performing Head Start programs and introduce new providers.
November 14, 2013
John Arnold responds to harsh criticism from education historian Diane Ravitch and others by donating to Factcheck.org.
October 18, 2013
Some centers who were expecting funding on Oct. 1 were able to reopen thanks to a $10 million interest-free loan, but still have questions about staff pay for the days they were closed.
October 07, 2013
John and Laura Arnold, who manage a multi-billion dollar philanthropy in Houston, are lending money to the centers at no interest to assure the centers stay open despite the federal government shutdown.
October 01, 2013
Some Head Start centers may be able to weather the financial blow from a government shutdown for a short time, while others have had to close immediately.