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East Hartford School Receives Federal Head Start Grant

EAST HARTFORD — After being at risk to lose federal funding, East Hartford public schools received a $1.2 million grant to continue its Head Start program. East Hartford received the grant through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for 25 years. Superintendent Nathan Quesnel said the district almost lost the money when it became direct managers of the grant rather than working through a third-party agency. Quesnel said because of the switch, there is now more flexibility with and control over programming. "This is a signature program for our district," Quesnel said. "When we look to the future and ask what East Hartford is going to be like in five years,...

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