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October 01, 2013

Shutdown Could Affect Up to 19,000 Head Start Children

Some Head Start centers may be able to weather the financial blow from a government shutdown for a short time, while others have had to close immediately.

August 19, 2013

Head Start Releases Sequestration Cuts by State

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that about 57,000 children have lost access to the Head Start early-education program, based on reports from individual grantees.

July 11, 2013

Senate Committee Vote Cheered by Early-Education Advocates

Advocates say now is the time to turn their attention to lawmakers returning from Washington to their home states for the summer recess.

July 09, 2013

Head Start Announces Awardees in First-Ever Grant Competition

Many of the 153 grantees in the competition among low-performing providers had been previous recipients of Head Start funding.

May 08, 2013

Study Finds Advantage to Broader Head Start Curriculum

A study found that a comprehensive Head Start curriculum that emphasized both academics and social awareness better prepared children for kindergarten than an academics-only curriculum.

April 03, 2013

Some Head Start Providers to Lose Their Federal Aid

Twenty-five of 125 low-performing Head Start providers will have their federal funding shifted to other providers, the Office of Head Start announced today.

February 04, 2013

Head Start, Early Head Start To Be Melded in "Seamless" Grant Pilot

The Office of Head Start is allowing applicants to submit one application for programs to serve children from birth to age 5.

January 17, 2013

Second Group of Head Start Grantees Must Recompete For Funds

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has said that 122 programs in 35 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico must show that they are delivering high-quality programs.

January 16, 2013

Should Federal Policy Drive Early-Childhood Education?

Two Washington-based think tanks take opposite sides on the issue, one arguing for more federal involvement, and the other for less.

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.

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