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.
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January 30, 2015
January 27, 2015
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.
January 21, 2015
The 50-year-old program was last reauthorized in 2007, and committee members say they would like to see new regulations aimed at reducing unnecessary rules and boosting local innovation, among other issues.
January 21, 2015
The panel's priorities for a Head Start rewrite include reducing unnecessary regulatory burdens and boosting coordination between Head Start and state and local programs.
January 06, 2015
Researchers reanalyzed data collected during the Head Start Impact Study to more closely compare children in Head Start and those who were cared for at home by a relative.
December 31, 2014
Early Years readers were interested in a variety of different topics over the past year.
November 07, 2014
Full-day preschool services and home-visiting programs are two of the most important contributors to effective Head Start centers, according to a new study.
October 31, 2014
Winners in the $250 million Preschool Development Grants program and recipients of $500 million in Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership awards will be announced at a White House event Dec. 10.
October 16, 2014
Homeless children under the age of 5 are more likely to suffer from toxic stress and run a heightened risk of starting kindergarten unprepared.
October 15, 2014
The Cato Institute and the Center for American Progress staked out different sides on the early-childhood debate in two recent reports.