Report Roundup

Early-Childhood Education

"A Portrait of Head Start in the South"

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

Head Start children in Southern states are poorer than Head Start children nationwide, and their teachers earn less, finds a new analysis of Head Start programs by the Institute for Child Success, an early-childhood policy and research organization based in Greenville, S.C.

Eighty-one percent of Southern Head Start students have families with income at or below the federal poverty line, which in 2016 is $24,300 a year for a family of four. Nationally, about 72 percent of children qualified for Head Start by virtue of their families' income.

Head Start teachers with a bachelor's degree in the South also earned nearly $27,900 a year, compared with the national average of nearly $30,900 for teachers with that education level.

Vol. 36, Issue 13, Page 5

Published in Print: November 16, 2016, as Early-Childhood Education
Related Stories
Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on edweek.org, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories

Viewed

Emailed

Recommended

Commented