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House Panel Approves Revisions for Head Start


June 13, 2003
Governance and AccountabilityState & Local
Michael A. Fletcher
The Washington Post

8 States Gain Control; Literacy to Be Focus

A House subcommittee yesterday approved a plan that would alter the Head Start preschool program by refocusing its current broad mission on early literacy skills and by giving eight states full control over the federal preschool program. Bush administration officials and House Republicans have said their proposal would allow Head Start to focus more closely on the reading skills needed to prepare low-income preschoolers for the academic rigors of elementary school.