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.
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April 14, 2015
April 07, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.