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HR 2210 - Head Start Bill - National Key Vote

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Title: Head Start Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would reauthorize Head Start, a federal early education program meant to help low-income families.

Highlights:

  • $6.87 billion would be distributed to fund improvements in the Head Start program.
  • Block grants would be awarded to 8 states to run a pilot program coordinating state early education programs and Head Start programs.
  • Teacher training was also addressed, requiring half of all Head Start teachers earn a baccalaureate degree by 2008.
  • Religious organizations operating Head Start programs would be allowed use religion as a hiring factor.

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