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With great trepidation (can a Jewish guy really find his inner Santa?), I agreed to be Old Saint Nick for a Head Start center. It was a pretty serious transformation.
While education reform may be a pressing issue, I am fearful that one of the most pivotal parts of the education system -- preschool -- is glossed over and almost forgotten.
The federal Department of Health and Human Services has announced that it will force existing low-performing Head Start programs to compete for their federal funding.
Pontiac, Michigan (CNN) -- Christal Maki disappeared from her daughter's life when Mia was 2 years old.
The single mother from Michigan had stopped a...
Jule Sugarman, a public administrator whose skill at navigating the federal bureaucracy made him a key figure in founding the Head Start early-educati...
For years, the Right dominated the dialogue on "family values." But what does it really mean to support families, especially in a time of economic har...
What the public rarely hears is that high-quality programs do help young children succeed by building the real skills needed to thrive in school and society.
Students need programs that bridge the gap between pre-school and elementary school and provide them with the support they need for greater academic success.
The truth most World Cup nations know is: If we start them young, we can compete and win. The key to America's economic future is educating kids as early in their lives as we can.
Childhood poverty in the United States ignites a devastating chain of consequences that leads to equally devastating places.
The Tea Party movement has an intense hatred for anything they deem to be socialist, while both appreciating and wanting more government support for programs they like.
Early childhood education is an urgent educational, economic and moral imperative. Without it, we face a long-term national economic security crisis.
Startling new research shows that the 1 in 6 American kids living in poverty are subject to stress that can transform their very physiology, impeding intellectual skills for the rest of their lives.
For our children and our country's future, now is the time to plot a bold new course in education reform, rather than continue along the cautious and unsuccessful path we have been on for so long.
What's most remarkable about the president's budget proposal is that low-income kids and families stand out as a clear priority.
The President's budget came out on Monday. I've been awash in the fine print for a couple of days, and what's starting to emerge out of all the pages...
WASHINGTON — The government's latest count of stimulus jobs significantly overstates the effects of the $787 billion program under a popular fed...
Bryan Anderson and Kathy Allen took a home in Salina, Kan., originally built in 1910, fixed it up, and are turning it into a shelter for pregnant and ...
Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Committee, this week revealed a secret Republican plan that would end up eliminating all federal f...
The bill strengthens the safety net for women, their families, and others most in need by increasing direct assistance for low-income individuals, most of whom are women and children.
The stars have now aligned in the midst of this economic crisis, and it is precisely the time to address the urgent issues of poverty in America.
The present plan includes tax cuts that will benefit even those too poor to pay taxes, and includes $4 billion for child care services for low-income families.
Throughout his long committed life, Richmond inspired fellow doctors, countless students, and so many others who care about the healthy development of America's children and the advancement of families.
Reforming America's inadequate public school system--a crucial priority for our country's future-- should not be undertaken with a failed ideology. Th...
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