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Head Start Officials Pay for Conference Despite Funding Cuts

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Head Start programs across the country found funds to send almost 3,000 leaders to a conference in National Harbor, Md., this week, even as many are sending students home more than a week early this year because of sequestration. The Office of Head Start hosted 2,800 people at their second annual "National Birth to Five Leadership Institute" conference at the Gaylord Hotel on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Rooms for the three-day event cost $224 per room per night, a rate set by the U.S General Services Administration. Seminars and lectures focused on teaching parents, educators and administrators to use data to improve programs aimed at prepping low-income students for elementary school. Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) in Bakersfield, Calif. sent four team members to the training
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