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House G.O.P. Drafts Bill to Overhaul Head Start

June 13, 2003
Governance and AccountabilityState & Local
Diana Jean Schemo
The New York Times

In reshaping Head Start, House Republicans on an education subcommittee intend to emphasize the mission to prepare children academically for kindergarten, they said, and to improve coordination between preschool and elementary education. The $6.8 billion bill drops plans to transfer Head Start to the Education Department from the Department of Health and Human Services in what was probably the most visible signal of the new academic emphasis.