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Looking back on the start of Head Start

Today’s New York Times reported that Obama could oversee “the largest new federal initiative for young children since Head Start began in 1965” if he makes good on his pledge of $10 billion for early childhood education, leaving proponents of such programs “atremble” in anticipation of his administration’s support.

More than 20,000 youngsters participated in the first Head Start programs in New York City in the summer of 1965, the Times reported that year. The full article is after the jump.

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