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The Gravely Group 2021 Year in Review

We’ll be honest. If you had asked us during our last Year in Review blog if we’d still be talking about COVID-19 affecting our day to day lives, we’d have said, “I sure hope not!” In December 2020 when we were writing it, the vaccines had just become available for those at highest risk and…

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The Gravely Group 2020 Year in Review

We’ve been doing these Year in Review posts for eight years now. We’ve seen some tough times, like in 2013 when the federal government was forced to cut back across the board through sequestration. But we’ve also seen some great times, like the nationwide celebration of 50 years of Head Start just two years later.…

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2019 Year in Review

2019 is not just the end of a year, but the end of a decade. What a decade it was! It all started in January 2010 with the release of the Head Start Impact study final report. A monumental, and sometimes controversial, report that found agencies across the country fielding questions from reporters: Has it…

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The Gravely Group 2018 Year in Review

The biggest news story for Head Start in 2018 was the program instruction issued from OHS nationally that says that programs will be required to attain full enrollment. After that announcement, full enrollment was a primary topic of conversation for attendees at The Gravely Group’s conferences and workshops. We outlined some of those questions in…

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2017 Year in Review

All things considered, 2017 was a relatively quiet and stable year for Head Start programs. Head Start seemed to be off the radar of the national political debate for the most part, and funding was stable. We saw 2017 as a year of growth and training for programs. Throughout the year, we focused on three…

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2015 Year in Review

2015 Head Start Program Highlights In 2015, agencies continued to celebrate 50 years of Head Start and 20 years of Early Head Start. However, the big story in 2015 was the Proposed Changes to Head Start Performance Standards. This is the first comprehensive overhaul since the standards were first published in 1975, and will affect…

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The Gravely Group 2014 Year in Review

2014 Head Start Program Highlights After a tumultuous 2013, the Head Start program started to get back on track in 2014, thanks in large part to an improving economy. In January, we saw an announcement for a $1billion funding increase. By December, President Obama was making good on a 2013 State of the Union promise…

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The Gravely Group 2013 Year in Review

Head Start in 2013 Throughout 2013, sequestration was the much maligned word-of-the-year for publicly-funded programs like Head Start… 70,000 Children Could Lose Access to Head Start Under Sequestration Effects of Sequestration on Head Start in Photos Effects of Sequestration Continue to Hurt Head Start Programs across the Country Other Head Start News Round 2 for…

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