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April 11, 2014

Outgoing HHS Secretary Led Department During Head Start Grant Overhaul

Kathleen Sebelius, who faced criticism during the flawed rollout of the Affordable Care Act, oversaw the reorganization of Head Start funding.

March 06, 2014

'War on Poverty' Report From House Budget Committee Criticizes Head Start

The committee, chaired by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., says that the program is ineffective and offers opportunities for fraud.

February 05, 2014

103 Head Start Providers Must Recompete for Funding

For the third time, some Head Start providers must recompete to keep their federal funding as part of the Obama administration's push to raise the quality of early education.

January 14, 2014

Early Education Funding Sees Increase in Federal Budget Bill

Head Start would receive a $1 billion boost, $500 million of which would go Early Head Start, which serves pregnant women and children up to age 3.

December 11, 2013

Budget Deal Would Eliminate New Head Start Cuts, But No Added Spending Likely

The current climate creates a difficult path to increased spending for early-childhood education, as lawmakers and President Barack Obama have proposed.

November 22, 2013

Head Start Chief Reflects on a Tenure Marked by Major Changes

Yvette Sanchez Fuentes, the outgoing director of the $7.6 billion Head Start program, oversaw the agency's first-ever competition for funding during her four-year tenure.

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.

November 14, 2013

Head Start Donor Flamed by Ravitch Gives $100K to Fact-Checking Group

John Arnold responds to harsh criticism from education historian Diane Ravitch and others by donating to

October 18, 2013

End of Shutdown Leaves Head Start Providers Relieved, But With Questions

Some centers who were expecting funding on Oct. 1 were able to reopen thanks to a $10 million interest-free loan, but still have questions about staff pay for the days they were closed.

October 07, 2013

Philanthropists Lend $10M to Reopen Shuttered Head Start Centers

John and Laura Arnold, who manage a multi-billion dollar philanthropy in Houston, are lending money to the centers at no interest to assure the centers stay open despite the federal government shutdown.

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