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June 19, 2015

Reading List: SCOTUS Decisions, Suicide Prevention, Head Start, and More

We've spent the week focusing on the timing for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization, as well as appropriations and campaign news. But lots of other federal news happened, too.

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.

June 16, 2015

Universal Prekindergarten on Hillary Clinton's Wish List

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential hopeful, would like to see a doubling of Head Start funding as well as funding for universal preschool.

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.

April 02, 2015

Perspectives on 50 Years of Head Start

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

At Head Start Conference, Praise for the 50-Year-Old Early-Education Program

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.

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