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January 12, 2016

'Moneyball for Head Start' Report Takes Data-Driven Approach to Improvement

Using data and evidence-based practices wisely will help improve the 50-year-old preschool program for low-income children, says a coalition of Head Start advocates and good governance groups.

December 16, 2015

Head Start, Child Care See Boosts Under Congressional Budget Deal

Congress shows its interest in early childhood by increasing the budgets of Head Start and the Child Care and Development Block Grant.

November 12, 2015

Do 4-Year-Olds Lose When They Share Classrooms With 3-Year-Olds?

Four-year-olds enrolled in Head Start made smaller academic gains when they shared their classroom with 3-year-olds, according to a recent study.

September 16, 2015

Proposed Head Start Day and Year Expansion Draws Mixed Response

The Office of Head Start is proposing to lengthen the current requirements around the Head Start day and year, but commenters worry such changes will mean fewer children can be served.

June 16, 2015

Head Start Proposes Changes Designed to Reduce Bureaucratic Burden

The proposed Head Start rules, under development for years, are designed to align with the most up-to-date research on effective early-learning programs.

May 14, 2015

Lawmaker Honors Head Start, Solicits Comments to Improve Program

The public has until June 1 to send comments to the House Education committee, which is trying to write a new bill reauthorizing the 50-year-old program.

May 06, 2015

Redesigned Oversight Process Uncovered New York Head Start Problems

The Office of Head Start offered additional details about an inspection of centers in New York City that revealed a long list of deficiencies.

April 14, 2015

House Lawmakers Demand Answers About N.Y.C. Head Start Inspections

Members of the House education committee want to know why an inspection that raised allegations of abuse didn't result in New York City having its Head Start funding suspended or revoked.

April 07, 2015

Education Department Report Calls for Congressional Action on Preschool

Only 41 percent of the nation's 4.1 million 4-year-olds are enrolled in publicly funded preschool, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education.

April 03, 2015

Former Head of Texas Agency Appointed Federal Head Start Director

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burrell, a former Head Start student, introduced the new director of the federal program at the National Head Start Association convention.

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