CLASP http://www.clasp.org/highlights/rss CLASP Highlights Feed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 Supporting the Academic Success of Black Girls http://www.clasp.org/highlights/supporting-the-academic-success-of-black-girls Fri, 22 May 2015 11:01:10 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/supporting-the-academic-success-of-black-girls Celebrating Head Start at 50: How Lessons from Head Start Can Inform an Agenda for America’s Poor Children http://www.clasp.org/highlights/whats-next Thu, 21 May 2015 16:31:32 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/whats-next Two-generational programs like Head Start deserve celebration on this day, and continued investment in the years to come. 

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Making a Place for Non-Traditional Students in Free, Reduced Price College Programs http://www.clasp.org/highlights/making-a-place-for-non-traditional-students-in-free-reduced-price-college-programs Thu, 21 May 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/making-a-place-for-non-traditional-students-in-free-reduced-price-college-programs CLASP supports President Obama’s America’s College Promise plan, which would provide two years of tuition- and fee-free community college nationwide. In this brief, we highlight the few innovative programs that are more accessible for non-traditional students.

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House and Senate Reintroduce the Strong Start for America’s Children Act http://www.clasp.org/highlights/house-and-senate-reintroduce-the-strong-start-for-americas-children-act Tue, 19 May 2015 18:11:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/house-and-senate-reintroduce-the-strong-start-for-americas-children-act Addressing Time Limits in SNAP: What We Are Learning http://www.clasp.org/highlights/addressing-time-limits-in-snap-what-we-are-learning Tue, 19 May 2015 17:13:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/addressing-time-limits-in-snap-what-we-are-learning Testimony for the Record to the U.S. House Subcommittee on Human Resources on Improving Welfare Programs to Help More Families Find Work and Escape Poverty http://www.clasp.org/highlights/testimony-for-the-record-improving-welfare-programs-to-help-more-families-find-work-and-escape-poverty Fri, 15 May 2015 10:29:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/testimony-for-the-record-improving-welfare-programs-to-help-more-families-find-work-and-escape-poverty Paid Sick Days and Paid Family Leave: Just What the Doctor Ordered for National Women’s Health Week http://www.clasp.org/highlights/paid-sick-days-and-paid-family-leave-just-what-the-doctor-ordered-for-national-womens-health-week-see-more-at-httpwww-clasp-orgissueswork-life-and-job-qualitysthash-b3jhcs6f-dpuf Wed, 13 May 2015 14:01:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/paid-sick-days-and-paid-family-leave-just-what-the-doctor-ordered-for-national-womens-health-week-see-more-at-httpwww-clasp-orgissueswork-life-and-job-qualitysthash-b3jhcs6f-dpuf New Tool for Employers Calculates the Full Cost of Employee Turnover http://www.clasp.org/highlights/new-tool-for-employers-calculates-the-full-cost-of-employee-turnover Tue, 12 May 2015 14:22:26 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/new-tool-for-employers-calculates-the-full-cost-of-employee-turnover House and Senate Budget Makes Wrong Choices for Hard-Working Poor, Low-Income People http://www.clasp.org/highlights/house-and-senate-budget-makes-wrong-choices-for-hard-working-poor-low-income-people Fri, 08 May 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/house-and-senate-budget-makes-wrong-choices-for-hard-working-poor-low-income-people Writing a budget is an exercise in making choices, which means that every budget sends a signal about priorities. The budget resolution that passed with overwhelming Republican support in the U. S. House and Senate reflects priority choices that would make it more challenging for hard-working poor and low-income people to lift themselves and their families to economic security, damaging critical programs that support work and that are necessary to grow our economy for all, not just for those at the top.

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A Closer Look at State Child Care Subsidy Eligibility Policies http://www.clasp.org/highlights/a-closer-look-at-state-child-care-subsidy-eligibility-policies Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/a-closer-look-at-state-child-care-subsidy-eligibility-policies Subsidized Employment Programs: Goals and Design http://www.clasp.org/highlights/subsidized-employment-programs-goals-and-design Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:08:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/subsidized-employment-programs-goals-and-design This brief is informed by the literature on subsidized employment and makes recommendations on how programs can be targeted at improving the long-term employability of adults and youth with severe barriers to employment.

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Child Care Reauthorization Promotes Access and Stability http://www.clasp.org/highlights/child-care-reauthorization-promotes-access-and-stability Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:04:05 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/child-care-reauthorization-promotes-access-and-stability “Priority of Service” Provision in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Targeting Funding to Serve More High-Need Adults http://www.clasp.org/highlights/priority-of-service-provision-in-the-workforce-innovation-and-opportunity-act-targeting-funding-to-serve-more-high-need-adults Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/priority-of-service-provision-in-the-workforce-innovation-and-opportunity-act-targeting-funding-to-serve-more-high-need-adults This paper discusses the priority of service provision in the WIOA statute, briefly analyzes the recently released draft regulations, and makes six policy recommendations.

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Promoting Economic and Career Success for Low-Income Youth and Adults: A Preview of the Proposed WIOA Regulations http://www.clasp.org/highlights/promoting-economic-and-career-success-for-low-income-youth-and-adults-a-preview-of-the-proposed-wioa-regulations Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:59:46 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/promoting-economic-and-career-success-for-low-income-youth-and-adults-a-preview-of-the-proposed-wioa-regulations Senate Committee Passes Bill to Reauthorize ESEA http://www.clasp.org/highlights/senate-committee-passes-bill-to-reauthorize-esea Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/senate-committee-passes-bill-to-reauthorize-esea Today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee passed a bill out of committee to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, known as the Every Child Achieves Act.

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Q & A: Meeting ABAWD Activity Requirements through Training Activities http://www.clasp.org/highlights/q-a-meeting-abawd-activity-requirements-through-training-activities Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:47:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/q-a-meeting-abawd-activity-requirements-through-training-activities Congress Acts to Extend MIECHV for Two Years http://www.clasp.org/highlights/miechv-extension Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/miechv-extension Last night, the U.S. Senate passed legislation to repeal the sustainable growth rate for doctors providing Medicare services, a bill that also provides a two-year extension of the MIECHV program and other important initiatives.

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One year later, the results of Jersey City’s Earned Sick Days law are promising http://www.clasp.org/highlights/one-year-later-the-results-of-jersey-citys-earned-sick-days-law-are-promising Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:49:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/one-year-later-the-results-of-jersey-citys-earned-sick-days-law-are-promising One year after Jersey City’s earned sick days ordinance took effect, the verdict is in: workers and business are both winning big. Contrary to opponents’ predictions, a new study shows that more than one-third of employers have experienced higher employee productivity, made better-quality hires, and had less employee turnover since implementing the law.

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Access to Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Family Caregivers: An Analysis of State Rules and Practices http://www.clasp.org/highlights/access-to-unemployment-insurance-benefits-for-family-caregivers-an-analysis-of-state-rules-and-practices Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:21:34 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/access-to-unemployment-insurance-benefits-for-family-caregivers-an-analysis-of-state-rules-and-practices Celebrating Native American Youth: Leadership and Resiliency http://www.clasp.org/highlights/celebrating-native-american-youth-leadership-and-resiliency Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/celebrating-native-american-youth-leadership-and-resiliency A recent event celebrating the work of young Native American, Alaskan native, and Native Hawaiian young people highlights keys issues pertaining to the importance of youth development and well-being.

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Listen to the Evidence: Protect SNAP http://www.clasp.org/highlights/listen-to-the-evidence-protect-snap Tue, 07 Apr 2015 11:50:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/listen-to-the-evidence-protect-snap Studies Confirm Favorable Long-term Impacts for Adult Basic Education Program Participants http://www.clasp.org/highlights/studies-confirms-favorable-long-term-impacts-for-adult-basic-education-program-participants Tue, 07 Apr 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/studies-confirms-favorable-long-term-impacts-for-adult-basic-education-program-participants Five research briefs using Longitudinal Study of Adult Learning data to examine the long-term impacts of participation in adult basic education programs.

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Congressional Leadership Budgets vs. Positive Budget Alternatives: The Road Not Taken Leads to a Stronger America http://www.clasp.org/highlights/congressional-leadership-budgets-vs-positive-budget-alternatives-the-road-not-taken-leads-to-a-stronger-america Fri, 03 Apr 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/congressional-leadership-budgets-vs-positive-budget-alternatives-the-road-not-taken-leads-to-a-stronger-america Before leaving the nation’s capital for a two-week spring recess, the House and Senate passed separate budget resolutions with roadmaps drawn by Republican leadership intended to lead, in the words of the House budget, to a “stronger America.” Despite the stated goal, however, both the House and Senate budget resolutions as passed risk substantial damage to the federal programs that poor and low-income children, families, and individuals rely on to lift themselves to economic security. But there are more promising paths forward for our country than those included in the House- and Senate-passed resolutions.

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Draft Regulations Released http://www.clasp.org/highlights/workforce-innovation-and-opportunity-act-wioa-draft-regulations-released Thu, 02 Apr 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/workforce-innovation-and-opportunity-act-wioa-draft-regulations-released Draft regulations to implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) were posted to the Federal Register website.

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Education Tax Credits: Refundability Critical to Making Credits Helpful to Low-Income Students and Families http://www.clasp.org/highlights/education-tax-credits-refundability-critical-to-making-credits-helpful-to-low-income-students-and-families Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/education-tax-credits-refundability-critical-to-making-credits-helpful-to-low-income-students-and-families Half of all non-loan federal student aid is now offered as tax benefits for educational costs in the form of credits, deductions, and college savings accounts. These benefits help students and families offset the costs of their postsecondary education with tax savings. This brief explains the tax provisions that would be affected by recent proposals, compares them all, and examines how different types of students would be affected under each proposal.

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