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April 11, 2018

New Report Details Role Head Start Plays in Country's Rural Communities

The report by the Center for American Progress found that Head Start plays a vital role in supporting families who live in rural communities, which are more likely to be child-care deserts.

February 13, 2018

Trump Team May Make Head Start, CHIP a Hurdle for Green Card Applicants

The administration is pondering a rules change that would make it harder for people to get permanent U.S. residency if they're deemed a burden to taxpayers.

January 22, 2018

Head Start Waiving Requirement to Offer Longer School Day and Year

The federally-funded preschool program was supposed to offer a longer program day to children, but department officials chose to put off the requirement rather than cutting slots.

December 07, 2017

Head Start Considering Changes to Create 'Less Burdensome' Competition Process

The federal early-childhood program is looking for comments on changes that it says will help it zero in more closely on low-performing grantees.

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.

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