*Office of Head Start Director Yvette Sanchez Fuentes makes the case for competition in Politico.
*Head Start Redesignation Blog has a state-by-state listing of the funding opportunities announced yesterday.
*Ed Week's Nirvi Shah reports.
In a brief programming note: I'm going to be traveling next week and will be off the blog. In my place, Louise Stoney will be guest blogging about QRIS. Louise and I don't always agree on this issue, but she's one of the smartest and most thoughtful people working in early childhood policy today and I know you'll find what she has to say interesting. I'll be back in early May with this year's list of Next Generation Education Leaders. It's going to be epic!