Education
9:07 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Reed Brings $1.5M to Woonsocket's Head Start Program

Senator Jack Reed is in Woonsocket Tuesday, bringing a gift from the federal government.

Senator Reed has secured $1.5 million for Woonsocket's Head Start program, the city will still have 30 fewer slots.
Senator Reed has secured $1.5 million for Woonsocket's Head Start program, the city will still have 30 fewer slots.
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Senator Jack Reed has secured $1.5 million for the Woonsocket Head Start program.  The money won’t be enough to make up for sequestration cuts, according to Reed’s office.

Woonsocket will still lose 30 Head Start slots this fall. Statewide, some 370 slots will be lost.

Nationwide, sequestration has forced Head Start to eliminate and reduce services for more than 57-thousand children for the coming school year, according to the U.S. Health and Human Services Department.

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