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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.

September 29, 2014

Head Start Announces Nearly $600 Million in Funding Opportunities

The grants are available for 122 communities, and the Office of Head Start is encouraging potential grantees to embrace a "birth-to-5" model of providing services.

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.

November 15, 2013

Head Start Chief to Step Down

Yvette Sanchez Fuentes oversaw the creation of a competition intended to close low-performing Head Start programs and introduce new providers.

December 21, 2012

Head Start Advantages Mostly Gone by 3rd Grade, Study Finds

A national evaluation of Head Start found that the early learning advantages displayed by children who participated in the federally funded preschool program had mostly disappeared by the end of 3rd grade.

November 30, 2012

Head Start Recompetition Results Delayed Until Spring

The expected December announcement about the Head Start recompetition process has been postponed until spring.

September 07, 2012

House Ed. Comm. Chair Demands Details in Head Start Recompetition

U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., call on U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


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