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Head Start in the News: July 11 - 24, 2015

1. Country's Flagship Preschool Program, Head Start, Celebrates 50 Years

via WNPR

“About two dozen kids bounced around the classroom, drawing on dry erase boards, tapping on iPads, and building castles made of Play-Doh. Teacher Geneka Vickers hovered over a sink filled with blue water, the remnants of some learning activity.”


2. Thank you, Head Start, for opening a window of opportunity

via the Arizona Capitol Times

“Head Start instilled in me a sense of confidence and perseverance that not only helped me succeed throughout my primary and secondary education, but also laid the foundation for a life full of learning and the pursuit of my passion: classical music.”


3. If you want your children to succeed, teach them to share in kindergarten

via the Washington Post

"Kindergartners who share, cooperate and are helpful are more likely to have a college degree and a job 20 years later than children who lack those social skills, according to a new study."


4. Navajo Head Start Begins Education Partnership

via Flagstaff Business News

"Navajo Head Start employees now have a better opportunity to pursue and obtain their college degrees thanks to a partnership established between Navajo Head Start and Navajo Technical University."