House bill ends Head Start testing of 4-year-olds, increases funding

05/3/2007 | CNN · Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

More children will be able to enroll in Head Start under a U.S. House bill approved Wednesday adding around $500 million in new funding. Lawmakers also voted to end standardized testing of 4-year-olds, which was at the heart of President George W. Bush's Head Start plan, and Democrats rejected a GOP-led attempt to allow staffers to be hired or fired on religious grounds; the White House said it won't support the bill.

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