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Study: Head Start Crucial to Rural Counties

A new report underscores the importance of Head Start, stating that without the federally funded program rural counties would lose what in many cases is their only provider of health and educational services to impoverished children and families.

The Center for American Progress, which examined 739 rural counties across the 10 states with the highest number of such jurisdictions, found that 1 out of every 3 rural child care centers is a Head Start program, nearly 2 1/2 times as great as the proportion in metropolitan counties.


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