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Officials tout changes to Head Start program

June 21, 2003
AssessmentGovernance and AccountabilityState & Local
Karen Hoffmann
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A local congressman and a federal official said yesterday that a bill introduced this week to reauthorize Head Start would increase funding for the preschool program and make it more accountable for getting children ready for school. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, a co-sponsor of the House legislation, and Wade Horn, assistant secretary for children and families in the Department of Health and Human Services, said the bill would strengthen the standards used to evaluate Head Start programs, which are aimed at low-income children and their parents.