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Oversight Hearing on the Even Start Program

Oversight Hearing on the Even Start Program

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education


ISBN: UCR:31210014942179

Category: Adult education and state

Page: 72

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These transcripts provide testimony given on the implementation of the Even Start Family Literacy Program, a program designed to help parents work with their children to improve the educational opportunities for both. Prepared statements and testimony was given by John T. MacDonald, Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, United States Department of Education; Parker Coble, director of a program for migrant children; the coordinator of, and a parent and a student involved in, Even Start projects; and Sharon Darling, president of the National Center for Family Literacy. Testimony concerned benefits of and problems with the Even Start program. Topics discussed included: (1) services provided to low-income families; (2) use of Head Start and Chapter 1 services by Even Start programs; (3) Even Start services for migrant families; (4) parent involvement in education; and (5) the need to continue growth and expansion of the Even Start Program. Several specific Even Start projects are highlighted. (SM)