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Head Start programs take hit from federal budget cuts

Barack Amadau, 3, reads with his teacher, Miranda Sawyer, at Early Head Start in Schenectady on Friday, August 23, 2013.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Barack Amadau, 3, reads with his teacher, Miranda Sawyer, at Early Head Start in Schenectady on Friday, August 23, 2013.
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As the school year quickly approaches, Head Start programs will have fewer children in their classrooms — but not because administrators don’t want them there. Wide-ranging federal budget cuts, also known as the sequester, have hit preschool programs hard. According to the National Head Start Association, the sequestration has forced the worst reductions to the program since its beginning in 1965, and tens of thousands of children nationally will be cut from the Head Start ...


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