Not much of a Head

Not much of a Head Start
Head Start grads are way behind in basic readiness when they start school, a Health and Human Services report concludes. After a year in Head Start, children move from the 16th to the 23rd percentile in vocabulary, but they make little or no gains in letter recognition, early writing and early mathematics. The Bush administration wants to focus Head Start on school readiness, but House Republicans have watered down the reform bill, writes Education Gadfly.

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