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.
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September 16, 2015
June 16, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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.
April 02, 2015
President Lyndon B. Johnson announced the creation of the early-education program in May 1965, and its impending anniversary prompts a period of reflection for the program's supporters.
March 31, 2015
Draping itself in Americana and can-do spirit, the National Head Start Association's annual conference kicked off Tuesday with reminders of the program's impact on U.S. history.
February 02, 2015
The Obama administration's budget request for fiscal 2016 includes a number of initiatives aimed at families and children up to age 5.