Outside Group to Run Prince George's Head Start Program

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A Denver-based organization has been tasked with running the Head Start program in Prince George’s County.

Local media outlets report that the Community Development Institute will run the early-childhood education program on an interim basis until a permanent agency is chosen.

Federal officials stripped the school’s Head Start program of a $6.4 million grant after complaints of abuse and poor teacher training surfaced during an investigation.

Kenneth Wolfe is spokesman for the federal agency that funds Head Start. The Washington Post reports that he says that teachers and staff currently in the Head Start program will have to reapply for their jobs and be hired through CDI.

More than 930 Prince George’s County students between the ages of 3 and 5 are in the Head Start Program.

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