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April 23, 2019

Head Start Wants to Back Off Its Mandate to Lengthen Operating Hours

The federally funded preschool program for children from low-income families proposes ending a requirement that all center-based programs offer 1,020 hours of service per school year.

March 25, 2019

New Reports Tout Role of Gathering Data in Creating Effective Head Start Programs

Bellwether Education Partners highlights five Head Starts programs and says that the very best are serious about data collection and use what they learn from it to improve their practices.

February 10, 2019

'Father of Head Start' Edward F. Zigler Dies at 88

Zigler was the last surviving member of the committee that developed the federal Head Start program, part of President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty.

August 15, 2018

Practicing Kindergarten: How a Summer Program Eases Kids Into Learning

The start of kindergarten can be overwhelming for students, and for their parents. In Portland, Ore., a summer program is working to ease that transition.

June 06, 2018

Troubled Ky. School District Gives Up Head Start Grant After Abuse Allegations

The 101,000-student Jefferson County district, the state's largest, says it will start an early-childhood program of its own to serve Head Start-eligible children.

April 11, 2018

New Report Details Role Head Start Plays in Country's Rural Communities

The report by the Center for American Progress found that Head Start plays a vital role in supporting families who live in rural communities, which are more likely to be child-care deserts.

February 13, 2018

Trump Team May Make Head Start, CHIP a Hurdle for Green Card Applicants

The administration is pondering a rules change that would make it harder for people to get permanent U.S. residency if they're deemed a burden to taxpayers.

January 22, 2018

Head Start Waiving Requirement to Offer Longer School Day and Year

The federally-funded preschool program was supposed to offer a longer program day to children, but department officials chose to put off the requirement rather than cutting slots.

December 07, 2017

Head Start Considering Changes to Create 'Less Burdensome' Competition Process

The federal early-childhood program is looking for comments on changes that it says will help it zero in more closely on low-performing grantees.

September 22, 2017

Head Start May Offer Next-Generation Benefits, Researchers Say

A study awaiting publication finds that the future offspring of children who attend Head Start may benefit from the federal preschool program.

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