CLASP http://www.clasp.org/highlights/rss CLASP Highlights Feed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 Don’t be Fooled: Paid Sick Time Laws Don’t Cost Jobs http://www.clasp.org/highlights/dont-be-fooled-paid-sick-time-laws-dont-cost-jobs Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:22:22 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/dont-be-fooled-paid-sick-time-laws-dont-cost-jobs Evidence Mounts that Drug Testing for Public Assistance is Costly and Ineffective http://www.clasp.org/highlights/evidence-mounts-that-drug-testing-for-public-assistance-is-costly-and-ineffective Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:38:11 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/evidence-mounts-that-drug-testing-for-public-assistance-is-costly-and-ineffective Giving Retail Workers the Gift of Standards for Job Schedules http://www.clasp.org/highlights/giving-retail-workers-the-gift-of-standards-for-job-schedules Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:43:17 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/giving-retail-workers-the-gift-of-standards-for-job-schedules SNAP Provides More than Food Benefits http://www.clasp.org/highlights/snap-provides-more-than-food-benefits Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:07:42 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/snap-provides-more-than-food-benefits GED Scoring Change Provides Opportunity for Career Pathway Alignment http://www.clasp.org/highlights/ged-scoring-change-provides-opportunity-for-career-pathway-alignment Mon, 01 Feb 2016 10:50:33 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/ged-scoring-change-provides-opportunity-for-career-pathway-alignment Serving Public Assistance Recipients and Other Disadvantaged Populations under WIOA http://www.clasp.org/highlights/serving-public-assistance-recipients-and-other-disadvantaged-populations-under-wioa Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:09:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/serving-public-assistance-recipients-and-other-disadvantaged-populations-under-wioa Elizabeth Lower-Basch and David Socolow presented at the Employment and Training Administration’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) National Convening.  They discussed the requirement under WIOA to provide priority of service to public assistance recipients and other low-income workers, and best practices for doing so.

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Access to Paid Sick Days is Key to Equal Pay http://www.clasp.org/highlights/access-to-paid-sick-days-is-key-to-equal-pay Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:53:17 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/access-to-paid-sick-days-is-key-to-equal-pay President Obama Outlines New Pell Proposals Aimed at Increasing College Completion http://www.clasp.org/highlights/president-obama-outlines-new-pell-proposals-aimed-at-increasing-college-completion Fri, 29 Jan 2016 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/president-obama-outlines-new-pell-proposals-aimed-at-increasing-college-completion Pathways to an Affordable Education Act: Supporting Low-Income Students’ College Success and Completion http://www.clasp.org/highlights/pathways-to-an-affordable-education-act-supporting-low-income-students-college-success-and-completion Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:45:21 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/pathways-to-an-affordable-education-act-supporting-low-income-students-college-success-and-completion D.C. Council holds hearing on proposed paid family leave benefits, nation's most generous http://www.clasp.org/highlights/d-c-council-holds-hearing-on-proposed-paid-family-leave-benefits-nations-most-generous Fri, 15 Jan 2016 11:20:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/d-c-council-holds-hearing-on-proposed-paid-family-leave-benefits-nations-most-generous On January 14, Washington, D.C. lawmakers held a hearing about the potential economic impact of a bill guaranteeing paid family leave. CLASP's Jodie Levin-Epstein commented on the importance of paid leave to hourly-wage workers in an ABC 7 interview.

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Obama’s State of the Union Address Sets Broader Context for Job Quality http://www.clasp.org/highlights/obamas-state-of-the-union-address-sets-broader-context-for-job-quality-see-more-at-httpwww-clasp-orgresources-and-publicationsobamas-state-of-the-union-address-sets-broader-context-for-job-qualitysthash-cdz8xuar-dpuf Wed, 13 Jan 2016 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/obamas-state-of-the-union-address-sets-broader-context-for-job-quality-see-more-at-httpwww-clasp-orgresources-and-publicationsobamas-state-of-the-union-address-sets-broader-context-for-job-qualitysthash-cdz8xuar-dpuf All Workers Should Benefit from the EITC http://www.clasp.org/highlights/all-workers-should-benefit-from-the-eitc Thu, 07 Jan 2016 16:31:13 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/all-workers-should-benefit-from-the-eitc New Requirement: WIOA State Plans Must Describe How to Prioritize Services for High-Need Adults http://www.clasp.org/highlights/new-requirement-wioa-state-plans-must-describe-how-to-prioritize-services-for-high-need-adults Tue, 05 Jan 2016 16:17:43 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/new-requirement-wioa-state-plans-must-describe-how-to-prioritize-services-for-high-need-adults New Orleans Advocates Push for State Waivers on SNAP Time Limit http://www.clasp.org/highlights/new-orleans-advocates-push-for-state-waivers-on-snap-time-limit Mon, 04 Jan 2016 14:15:42 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/new-orleans-advocates-push-for-state-waivers-on-snap-time-limit President Obama Signs into Law an Omnibus Spending bill with Increased Funding for Education and Training Programs that Serve Low-income Youth and Adults http://www.clasp.org/highlights/president-obama-signs-into-law-an-omnibus-spending-bill-with-increased-funding-for-education-and-training-programs-that-serve-low-income-youth-and-adults Fri, 18 Dec 2015 18:18:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/president-obama-signs-into-law-an-omnibus-spending-bill-with-increased-funding-for-education-and-training-programs-that-serve-low-income-youth-and-adults Drug Testing and Public Assistance http://www.clasp.org/highlights/drug-testing-and-public-assistance Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/drug-testing-and-public-assistance The Potential of ESSA to Support Low-income Young Children and Disconnected Youth http://www.clasp.org/highlights/the-potential-of-essa-to-support-low-income-young-children-and-disconnected-youth Fri, 18 Dec 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/the-potential-of-essa-to-support-low-income-young-children-and-disconnected-youth Last week, President Obama signed the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) or No Child Left Behind Act. The new law, renamed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), includes provisions that have the potential to advance educational equity for some of our most marginalized youth and young children, if state and local leaders and policymakers seize the opportunity. 

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Permanent Improvements to EITC and CTC, but More to be Done http://www.clasp.org/highlights/permanent-improvements-to-eitc-and-ctc-but-more-to-be-done Fri, 18 Dec 2015 10:59:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/permanent-improvements-to-eitc-and-ctc-but-more-to-be-done Congress Considers Bill with Increases in Funding for Education and Training Programs that Serve Low-income Youth and Adults http://www.clasp.org/highlights/congress-considers-bill-with-increases-in-funding-for-education-and-training-programs-that-serve-low-income-youth-and-adults Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/congress-considers-bill-with-increases-in-funding-for-education-and-training-programs-that-serve-low-income-youth-and-adults California Should Eliminate the Maximum Family Grant; Evidence Shows Outdated Policy Causes Lasting Harm http://www.clasp.org/highlights/california-should-eliminate-the-maximum-family-grant-evidence-shows-outdated-policy-causes-lasting-harm Wed, 16 Dec 2015 11:20:01 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/california-should-eliminate-the-maximum-family-grant-evidence-shows-outdated-policy-causes-lasting-harm Bolstering Non-Traditional Student Success: A Comprehensive Student Aid System Using Financial Aid, Public Benefits, and Refundable Tax Credits http://www.clasp.org/highlights/bolstering-non-traditional-student-success-a-comprehensive-student-aid-system-using-financial-aid-public-benefits-and-refundable-tax-credits Tue, 15 Dec 2015 14:16:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/bolstering-non-traditional-student-success-a-comprehensive-student-aid-system-using-financial-aid-public-benefits-and-refundable-tax-credits Food Insecurity is a Year-Round Problem http://www.clasp.org/highlights/food-insecurity-is-a-year-round-problem Mon, 14 Dec 2015 17:01:30 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/food-insecurity-is-a-year-round-problem New & Expanded Employer Paid Family Leave Policies http://www.clasp.org/highlights/new-expanded-employer-paid-family-leave-policies Mon, 14 Dec 2015 09:16:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/new-expanded-employer-paid-family-leave-policies The National Partnership for Women & Families and the Center for Law and Social Policy are excited to release “New & Expanded Employer Paid Family Leave Policies,” which details new paid family leave policies announced in 2015 by high-profile companies.

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ESEA Reauthorization Creates Revised Preschool Development Grant Program http://www.clasp.org/highlights/esea-reauthorization-creates-revised-preschool-development-grant-program Thu, 10 Dec 2015 15:14:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/esea-reauthorization-creates-revised-preschool-development-grant-program Anti-refugee proposals damage America http://www.clasp.org/highlights/anti-refugee-proposals-damage-america Thu, 03 Dec 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/anti-refugee-proposals-damage-america In this opinion piece published by The Hill, Olivia Golden discusses the many contributions refugees make to this country and urges Congress against using anti-refugee proposals to derail a clean omnibus budget that provides the support needed by poor and low-income children, families, and individuals.

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