ERIC Number: ED496025
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr-15
The Best of Head Start: Learning from Model Programs. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Education Reform of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session. Serial No. 109-7
US House of Representatives
In commencing this Hearing, the Honorable Michael N. Castle, Chairman, Subcommittee on Education Reform, Committee on Education and the Workforce, states that Head Start is a good program that can be made stronger. He acknowledges that, despite the many success stories in the program, the Subcommittee has also heard troubling stories about program weaknesses, including a US Government Accountability Office (GAO) report warning the financial control system in the Federal Head Start early childhood program is flawed and failing to prevent multi-million dollar financial abuses that cheat poor children, taxpayers, and law-abiding Head Start operators. Representatives of several high quality programs participating in Head Start were invited as witnesses to share their stories and help the Subcommittee better understand what factors can help the program succeed. Contents of this document include: (1) Hearing Held on April, 14, 2005; (2) Statement of Members; (3) Statement of Witnesses; and (4) additional materials.
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Preschool Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Hearings, Audits (Verification), Early Childhood Education, Program Effectiveness, Position Papers, Preschool Evaluation, Benchmarking, Demonstration Programs, Role Models
US House of Representatives. Washington, DC 20515. Available from: U.S. Government Printing Office, 732 N. Capitol Street, Washington DC 20401. Tel: 866-512-1800; Fax: 202-512-2104; Web site: http://gpoaccess.gov
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce.