Head Start Program

Education Secretary Arne Duncan, left, reads to preschool children at the Cross Cultural Family Center in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

6 states receive $280M in early learning grants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six states were announced Thursday as winners of a combined $280 million in government grants to improve early learning programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. The winning states in the Race to […]

12/19/2013

A US Park Police officer walks behind a barricade with sign reading "Because of the Federal Government SHUTDOWN All National Parks are Closed" in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Donors chip in to help programs hurt by shutdown

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As the partial government shutdown rolls on, programs that rely on federal money are feeling the strain — and so are the people who depend on their services. For 16-year-old […]

10/12/2013

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Highlights of federal spending cuts in California

(AP) – Here is a list of estimated cuts facing California as a result of the automatic spending cuts scheduled to kick in on Friday.

02/27/2013

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