The new funding provides about a third of the money needed to offer all Head Start children a full school day and full year, which is a change required under new performance standards.
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January 03, 2017
December 14, 2016
An analysis of federal reports shows the differences in Head Start programs among the states on issues such as teacher pay, student enrollment and length of program day.
November 29, 2016
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.
November 08, 2016
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.
September 01, 2016
The Head Start performance standards, which were last revised in 1975, will require many programs to phase in a longer operating day and year.
August 18, 2016
The Head Start program in Prince George's County, a suburb of Washington D.C. engaged in humiliating treatment of children and, in one case, lost track of a student for about an hour, according to inspection reports.
August 17, 2016
Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president, said she helped to create the 22-year-old program for pregnant women, babies, and toddlers. What was her role in supporting Early Head Start in its infancy?
April 28, 2016
Congress has approved $294 million in supplemental funding to allow existing Head Start programs to offer full school day and full school year programs.
March 04, 2016
More than $3 million will be used to expand the early-education program for children from low-income families, as well as assist parents in making doctor's visits.
February 09, 2016
Early-childhood priorities, such as more money for home visiting and child care, can be found throughout the federal budget proposal released Feb. 9 by the White House.