Head Start http://ripr.org en Kids Count Factbook Finds Minority Children Still Disproportionately At Risk http://ripr.org/post/kids-count-factbook-finds-minority-children-still-disproportionately-risk <p>The latest Kids Count Fact Book comes out Monday. That’s an annual report about the health and well-being of children in Rhode Island. Researchers find many of the state’s minority children are still disproportionately at risk.</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:35:16 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 31637 at http://ripr.org Reed Brings $1.5M to Woonsocket's Head Start Program http://ripr.org/post/reed-brings-15m-woonsockets-head-start-program <p>Senator Jack Reed is in Woonsocket Tuesday, bringing a gift from the federal government.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Senator Jack Reed has secured $1.5 million for the Woonsocket Head Start program.&nbsp; The money won’t be enough to make up for sequestration cuts, according to Reed’s office.</p><p>Woonsocket will still lose 30 Head Start slots this fall. Statewide, some 370 slots will be lost.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:07:49 +0000 Flo Jonic 20692 at http://ripr.org Reed Brings $1.5M to Woonsocket's Head Start Program Rhode Island Will Soon Feel Effects of Sequestration Cuts http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-will-soon-feel-effects-sequestration-cuts <p>It’s been a month since the so-called “sequestration” cuts went into effect, the $85 billion in slashed federal spending for the rest of 2013.&nbsp; Although the Defense Department will shoulder half the cuts, the Rhode Island National Guard says it has heard of no immediate changes. But the hammer’s coming down on social service programs.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Flo Jonic 12663 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island Will Soon Feel Effects of Sequestration Cuts