Guest post by Nirvi Shah So which of the Head Start providers on a watch list by the federal government didn't make the cut during the first attempt at accountability for the decades-old pre-K program? It's hard to say. And the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services won't, either. Last week, my colleague Christina Samuels wrote on the Early Years blog that 25 of 125 low-performing Head Start providers that went through a recompetition process to maintain federal funding lost money to serve the regions they have been serving for years, in many cases. Though HHS's Head Start ...

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