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September 22, 2017

Head Start May Offer Next-Generation Benefits, Researchers Say

A study awaiting publication finds that the future offspring of children who attend Head Start may benefit from the federal preschool program.

May 23, 2017

Head Start Down, Home Visiting Up in White House Budget Proposal

Head Start would see funding at fiscal 2016 levels and home visiting would see continued funding under the budget proposal released Tuesday by the Trump White House.

February 21, 2017

Head Start Could Be Innovator for Early-Childhood Workforce, Ed. Group Says

The federal preschool program for low-income children could be used to try out new programs to support teachers and children, says a education consulting group.

January 03, 2017

More Than 600 Head Start Programs to Lengthen Hours Under New Funding

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.

December 14, 2016

Head Start: One Program, Dramatic Differences Among States, Study Finds

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

Trump's Pick for HHS Secretary Advocated for State Control of Head Start

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

Taking Stock of Head Start in Southern States

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

New Head Start Rules Lengthen Program Year, Cut Red Tape

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

Maryland District Loses $6.4 Million Head Start Grant Over Abuse, Neglect Findings

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

Hillary Clinton and the Birth of Early Head Start

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?

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