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Head Start in the News: June 29 - July 10, 2015

1. Successful Entrepreneur is a Head Start Alum!

via HuffPost

“Money was often tight growing up but my mother and extended family did all they could to make sure my brothers and I were provided with the opportunities and resources to help us thrive. Thankfully a government-funded program called Head Start afforded me crucial access to early childhood education while my mother attended school. Looking back, I'm so grateful for the strong educational and social foundation Head Start provided me”


2. The Changing Picture Of Poverty

via NPR

“Marsha Patrick runs the local Head Start program. She says she had to hire nine extra classroom workers this year to deal with growing behavioral problems among the children.”


3. $950,000 Grant to Head Start of Rockland for Foster Grandparent Program

via Patch

"The grant is provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that administers Senior Corps programs, and this year marks the 50th anniversaries of both the Foster Grandparent Program and Head Start nationally."


4. Head Start test scores showing promising results for Duval students in first year

via The Florida Times Union: Jacksonville

“Children enrolled in Lutheran Services Florida’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs are already showing academic growth, sometimes even surpassing national averages”.