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July 3, 2019
After a tumultuous decade, is Head Start in Detroit finding its feet?
After years of struggling to fill classrooms, Head Start in Detroit has reached virtually full enrollment.
talking it out
June 26, 2019
‘It makes us better teachers because we’re not carrying it inside’: How a Detroit preschool helps teachers cope with the stress of the job
But Starfish Family Services, which runs Hiveley and 10 other Head Start Centers in and around Detroit, started requiring all of its teachers to participate in group sess
April 24, 2019
New York City’s largest Head Start provider freezes new enrollments
The issue affects programs that receive funding through the city’s Administration of Children’s services, the largest Head Start grantee in the city.
city hall watch
February 6, 2019
Why Rahm Emanuel’s rollout of universal pre-K has Chicago preschool providers worried
Rahm Emanuel’s big-budget, top-down expansion of public preschool has provoked high anxiety among community providers.
Improving Head Start
January 8, 2019
Head Start grants will boost training, teacher recruitment
Difficulties recruiting and retaining Head Start teachers is a major problem facing the programs, and the grants issued Tuesday will help.
November 16, 2018
Rise & Shine: Yet another challenge for Head Start in Detroit
Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox. HEAD START The city’s Head Start providers…
Head Start restart
November 15, 2018
Children left in limbo as Detroit Head Start providers stand to lose federal grants
Four major providers of Head Start programs in Detroit must re-apply for funding after losing their federal grants this year, throwing the future of dozens of classrooms in doubt for the fall.
October 9, 2018
Five ways a proposed immigration rule could impact Colorado students and schools
Advocates for immigrant families fear that a proposed federal rule governing green card decisions could pose challenges for students, educators, and schools.
August 14, 2018
Mike Pence passed up a big federal preschool grant. Now Indiana could have a second shot
Early childhood advocates are waiting to see if Indiana’s current governor will pursue federal funds — which could be a key piece of making pre-K more broadly available.
July 30, 2018
For Michigan’s 3- and 4-year-olds with special needs, ‘it’s hard’ to find a place to learn
Why it's so hard to get toddlers with special needs in school.
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June 4, 2018
Meet the new leader of Memphis’ emerging pre-K training program
A Porter-Leath program that trained 500 prekindergarten teachers this year has a new leader.
March 26, 2018
Nonprofit charged with getting Memphis’ youngest students kindergarten-ready says city’s $6 million is just the start
The city of Memphis recently pledged $6 million for pre-kindergarten seats. But it's just a drop in the bucket of a $40 million pre-K plan.
February 2, 2018
Week in review: A new start for Head Start
We reported this week on the frantic push to create new Head Start programs for hundreds of young…
Head Start restart
February 1, 2018
Months after ‘scary’ disruption, Detroit Head Start programs get new management, make room for additional kids
Although four sites were closed in the process, Head Start providers not only created enough programs for the children who were displaced, but classrooms were added to serve even more, enough to eventually enroll 600 children.
December 6, 2017
Life in a child care desert: What one Denver neighborhood can teach us about solving a national problem
In the north Denver neighborhood of Elyria-Swansea, licensed child care is in short supply — a problem has sparked several efforts to alleviate the problem.
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