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July 25, 2014

Head Start Releases Results in Second Round of Grant Recompetition

The Office of Head Start says 114 grantees won federal funding after low-performing providers were required to recompete for federal aid; but it's unclear which are new to Head Start.

June 11, 2014

Detroit Misses Head Start Application Deadline, Will Continue Pre-K Expansion

The district will expand slots using other funding sources, but community members are angry at the loss of Head Start funds for 2014-15.

June 11, 2014

Parenting Program Aimed at Latinos Helps Boost Literacy Behaviors

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, now in 34 states, has an impact on how often Latino parents read to their children, and how these parents see themselves as advocates.

June 06, 2014

HHS Releases Competition Guidelines on Early Head Start Partnership Grants

Early Head Start programs and private child-care programs have an opportunity to receive grants to serve more low-income children through a $500 million federal funding boost.

April 11, 2014

Outgoing HHS Secretary Led Department During Head Start Grant Overhaul

Kathleen Sebelius, who faced criticism during the flawed rollout of the Affordable Care Act, oversaw the reorganization of Head Start funding.

April 11, 2014

Outgoing HHS Secretary Oversaw Tougher Rules for Head Start Grant Renewals

In addition to leading the rocky Affordable Care Act rollout, Kathleen Sebelius presided over a big change in how the Health and Human Services Department awards aid for the preschool program.

April 01, 2014

In High-Profile Texas Governor's Race, Republican Targets Early Education

The two main Texas gubernatorial candidates are staking out turf on education policy issues, with the GOP hopeful recently focusing on early education.

March 06, 2014

'War on Poverty' Report From House Budget Committee Criticizes Head Start

The committee, chaired by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., says that the program is ineffective and offers opportunities for fraud.

February 05, 2014

103 Head Start Providers Must Recompete for Funding

For the third time, some Head Start providers must recompete to keep their federal funding as part of the Obama administration's push to raise the quality of early education.

January 28, 2014

Child-Care Subsidies Spur Mothers to Work, Study Finds

Child-care subsidies paid to low-income mothers spur them to secure work, a report from the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College has found.

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