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ERIC Number: ED553853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 50
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Renewing Head Start's Promise: Invest in What Works for Disadvantaged Preschoolers
Mead, Sara
Bellwether Education Partners
Since Head Start's last reauthorization in 2007, the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees Head Start, has implemented significant reforms that are improving the program. In "Renewing Head Start's Promise: Invest in What Works for Disadvantaged Preschoolers," Sara Mead offers several recommendations to enable Head Start to better serve children and families such as: (1) Maximizing the effectiveness of designation renewal; (2) Setting clear goals and measuring program performance; (3) Increasing flexibility to innovate; and (4) Carefully explore options to expand the state role in Head Start while protecting federal investments and comprehensive services for Head Start children. By strengthening Head Start, Mead adds, it can improve both the school readiness and long-term life outcomes for our nation's most disadvantaged youngsters.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bloomberg Philanthropies
Authoring Institution: Bellwether Education Partners; Results for America