February 25, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

AASL, Head Start Praise Federal Budget’s Focus on Early Learning

The American Association of School Librarians and the National Head Start Association are praising the early learning dollars included in this week’s federal budget. However, both say challenges to funding remain—and the budget comes too late to help the 57,000 children cut off from Head Start last year.

Head Start Gets $10 Million Donation During Government Shutdown

Philanthropists Laura and John Arnold have donated $10 million in emergency funding this week to support the National Head Start Association during the government shutdown, allowing more than 7,000 at-risk children to return to their Head Start classrooms.