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Federal cuts hit Schenectady Head Start

30 pre-kindergarten kids lose out; other programs at risk

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The cutback in federal spending has sent 30 local pre-kindergarten children home for the rest of the school year. The local Head Start program had to close two classrooms and lay off staff to meet the sudden cut required by the federal cutback, called a sequester. Early Head Start also may have to make cuts, beginning May 1. Nationally, about 70,000 children will have to leave their early-education programs because of the cuts. Schenectady Head ...


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