Funding woes close Pine Ridge Head Start programs

Financial and other problems have forced the closure of 24 Head Start programs on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs told the tribe to address three areas before the programs could resume. Phone service at Head Start centers on the reservation had been shut off, posing a safety risk.

Another South Dakota tribe recently experienced problems with Head Start funding. The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe turned to a national institute to get its programs back up and running.

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Head Start programs close on Pine Ridge reservation (AP 4/12)

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