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Ypsilanti Head Start School Honors Charles Eugene Beatty

Aug 26, 2013

Charles Eugene Beatty is being honored by the Washtenaw County Intermediate School District for his contributions to education in Michigan. The district will renames its Head Start building  in Ypsilanti after the late educator.

Charles Eugene Beatty, Sr.
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Ronnie Peterson is a Washtenaw County Commissioner. He says Beatty is a historic figure and worthy of praise for his contributions to education. Beatty played a role in early childhood study programs that eventually lead to the creation of Head Start, and was inducted into the Michigan Education Hall of Fame in 1985.

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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners will officially rename the building after Beatty at their September 4 meeting.