Education

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First Round of Competitive Head Start Grantees Announced

The Obama Administration and the Office of Head Start have engaged in the most comprehensive reform in the history of the Head Start program to ensure delivery of the high-quality services to infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers. First group of potential grantees were announced this week.

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Putting College Within the Reach of Homeless Youth

ACF's Family and Youth Services Bureau plays an important role in helping unaccompanied young people access a college education.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius talk to children in an education setting.

America's Middle Class Promise Starts Early

Early childhood education is one of the best investments we can make in America's future.

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What the President’s Early Learning Initiative Means for ACF Programs

President Obama’s focus on expanding and improving programs that prepare our youngest children for school and life is unlike any presidential commitment seen in recent years.

President Obama visits an early education classroom in Georgia.

President Obama’s Plan for Early Education for All Americans

Improving the quality and access of early care and education programs yields long-term benefits for our nation’s future.

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Cutting the Red Tape for Foster Youth Success

President Barack Obama signed into law the Uninterrupted Scholars Act, which allows child welfare professionals to access a foster youth’s education records in order to transfer credits to new schools in a timely manner — cutting down on bureaucracy and improving the chances for graduation.

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Using CLASS™ to Improve Head Start Quality

Head Start's competitive process ensures the children it serves get the best early education their communities can offer.

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Former Refugee Helps Others Achieve American Dream

The Health Profession Opportunity Grant program helps put new Americans on a path to self-sufficiency.

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Expanding ECE Services for Homeless Children

More than 1.6 million children in the United States live on the streets or in homeless shelters. The Administration for Children and Families is providing resources for ways to look at how Head Start and child care providers can increase early care and education services for children who are homeless.

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Health Program Lifts Young Man Out of Poverty

Out of work, no diploma and struggling in poverty just three years ago, Quinton Sanders now has a full-time career in the medical field thanks to the Affordable Care Act's Health Profession Opportunity Grants program.

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