Head Start

New England News
6:34 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Gov. Patrick Hears from Pittsfield Students

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and the state's Secretary of Education Matthew Malone joined local school and government officials in hearing what Pittsfield High School students had to say about their education.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and the state’s Secretary of Education heard concerns from about 15 Pittsfield High School students today.

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New England News
4:27 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Western Mass. Waiting on Word from Washington

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As a government shutdown looms, federally-funded programs in western Massachusetts are playing the waiting game.

With gridlock in Washington, one result of a shutdown could be the delaying of benefits to the state’s 394,000 military veterans. Rosanne Frieri is the Director of Veterans’ Services for the City of Pittsfield. She says she doesn’t expect a significant immediate impact on her office or the more than 130 veterans it currently serves.

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New York News
3:58 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Rep. Tonko Tours Schenectady Head Start Program To View Impact Of Sequester

Congressman Paul Tonko visits with students and staff at Parsons Child & Family Center's Early Head Start program.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

New York Congressman Paul Tonko visited a Head Start Program in Schenectady today to draw attention to the effects of sequestration on community services.

Congressman Tonko visited Parsons Child & Family Center’s Early Head Start program in Schenectady, which serves families with children up to 3 years living at or below the federal poverty level.

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New England News
6:40 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Education Groups Petition Senator Warren to Support Head Start

A Head Start student poses in front of the "Not Going Back to School" Bus and the 2,015 silhouettes representing the children in Massachusetts who are losing access to Head Start this year because of budget cuts.
Credit Massachusetts Fair Share

While many kids are preparing for the start of the school, federal budget cuts are leaving some in Massachusetts unsure about what the school year holds.

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