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Navajo Nation to submit new Head Start proposal

The Navajo Nation is submitting a plan to federal officials this week in hopes of restoring partial funding to the troubled Head Start program.

The Administration of Children and Families cut funding to the tribe after a review found some employees with criminal records. The tribe has since fired more than a dozen employees after conducting background checks.

Navajo leaders are hopeful their remedial plan will lead to the reopening of Head Start for the coming year. Navajo President Joe Shirley Jr. is submitting a proposal to restore $5 million in funds.

Get the Story:
Navajo Head Start ready to reopen? (The Farmington Daily Times 7/12)

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