Eye on Education

Head Start Turns 50

Next year marks a milestone anniversary for Head Start, the federally funded preschool and wraparound services program for low-income children. Over 30 million children have utilized the program over the years, EdWeek reports. The program is in for some major changes in the future, including cozying up with schools and other preschool centers– the same places that may have drawn students away from Head Start.

Ambition, pitfalls intersect in Head Start Few other federal programs so fully embody the heady optimism and charge-ahead spirit of the War on Poverty as Head Start, envisioned 50 years ago as part of that sweeping presidential initiative and brought to life in the summer of 1965.

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