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Out of fields, into class for migrant kids


September 23, 2009
AccessEconomics and FinanceEnglish Language LearnersGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesState & Local
The Associated Press
The Newton Kansan

And with a $26 million boost for Early Head Start in federal stimulus funds and separate $10 million expansion, nonprofit organizations around the country are hoping to expand enrollment of migrant infants and toddlers by thousands more. The goal: Besides providing a safe haven, the programs offer access to basic social services, help teach English and aim to set these children on a path toward parity with their peers in kindergarten.