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September 11, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Close the Achievement Gap Early

It is in the interest of some potential students and their families that we begin to advocate in earnest for an enriched pre-school experience.

August 07, 2014

Reading List: Teacher Tenure, Extended Learning Time, and Early Ed.

August is a great time to take a deep dive into Head Start, extended learning time, and peer-reviewed assessments.

August 05, 2014

Head Start's Acting Director Reflects on Program as 50th Anniversary Nears

Requiring some Head Start providers to recompete for federal funding has been difficult, but will ultimately strengthen the program, says acting director Ann Linehan in a wide-ranging interview.

August 04, 2014

New Report Offers Ideas for 'Renewing Head Start's Promise'

Changes underway at the federally funded preschool program for poor children are a good start, but need to go further, says policy analyst Sara Mead.

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.

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