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Head Start Reauthorization: A Preliminary Analysis of H.R. 2210, the "School Readiness Act of 2003"
Rachel Schumacher, Mark Greenberg, and Jennifer Mezey

This year, Congress is scheduled to reauthorize Head Start, a federal-to-local grant program for the provision of early childhood education and comprehensive services, including health, nutrition, parental involvement, social and other services, for low-income preschool children and their families.  This analysis provides section-by-section details on what the bill proposes, noting where questions remain about the meaning and intent of the language.  Note that this is a preliminary analysis, which the Center on Law and Social Policy will revise as more information about the bill becomes available. 

This analysis includes:

  • An overview summary of the provisions of H.R. 2210;
  • A table of contents for this analysis of Title I and Title II of H.R. 2210 ;
  • Section-by-section analysis of Title I of the bill reauthorizing and amending current Head Start law;
  • An analysis of the provisions of the state demonstration program in Title II.

For the entire text, visit  http://www.clasp.org/admin/site/publications_archive/files/0132.pdf

(Adapted from information in Head Start Reauthorization:  A Preliminary Analysis of H.R. 2210, the "School Readiness Act of 2003," found on the website of the Center for Law and Social Policy, www.clasp.org, June 2003, and used with the permission of the Center for Law and Social Policy)


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