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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.

February 02, 2015

White House Budget Proposal Continues Early-Childhood Efforts

The Obama administration's budget request for fiscal 2016 includes a number of initiatives aimed at families and children up to age 5.

January 30, 2015

Absenteeism High in D.C Headstart Programs

More than 25 percent of students who were enrolled at D.C.'s Public Schools Head Start programs were chronically absent last year, according to reports released this week by the Urban Institute. This means that students missed at least 10 percent of school days -- the equivalent of at least a month.

January 27, 2015

Chronic Absenteeism Challenges D.C. Public Schools' Preschool Program

The school system's early-childhood office requested research on preschool attendance, and found many of its most needy children are missing a substantial part of the school year.

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