Texas County Votes to Keep Federal Head Start Programs

As a battle brews between Texas Governor Greg Abbott and the Legislature over pre-kindergarten funding, the Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) board voted Tuesday to keep the federal government’s version of early education, Head Start and continuing 15 of their preschool programs.

KHOU reported that Harris County’s education department operates 21 federally-funded Head Start and Early Head Start program locations for 1,230 youngsters from low-income families. The department expects to receive more than $21 million from the feds to fund their programs this year.

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