CLASP http://www.clasp.org/highlights/rss CLASP Highlights Feed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 Out of Sync: How Unemployment Insurance Rules Fail Workers with Volatile Job Schedules http://www.clasp.org/highlights/out-of-sync-how-unemployment-insurance-rules-fail-workers-with-volatile-job-schedules Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:43:23 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/out-of-sync-how-unemployment-insurance-rules-fail-workers-with-volatile-job-schedules The UI system has not caught up with the realities of today’s labor market and often fails workers with volatile schedules when they are most in need. With the changes advocated here, we can bring UI programs more into sync with the realities of workers experiencing volatile scheduling. 

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Missed Opportunity: Young children and disadvantaged youth deserve more attention in ESEA Reauthorization http://www.clasp.org/highlights/missed-opportunity-young-children-disadvantaged-youth-esea Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/missed-opportunity-young-children-disadvantaged-youth-esea Senate Bill Would Strengthen Important Child Nutrition Program http://www.clasp.org/highlights/senate-bill-would-strengthen-important-child-nutrition-program Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/senate-bill-would-strengthen-important-child-nutrition-program Alabama and Texas Lift Bans on Public Assistance for Individuals Previously Convicted of Drug-Related Crimes http://www.clasp.org/highlights/alabama-and-texas-lift-bans-on-public-assistance-for-individuals-previously-convicted-of-drug-related-crimes Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:50:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/alabama-and-texas-lift-bans-on-public-assistance-for-individuals-previously-convicted-of-drug-related-crimes CLASP Comments on U.S. House Discussion Draft on TANF Reauthorization http://www.clasp.org/highlights/clasp-comments-on-u-s-house-discussion-draft-on-tanf-reauthorization Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:07:57 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/clasp-comments-on-u-s-house-discussion-draft-on-tanf-reauthorization Comments on Proposed TANF Outcome Measures http://www.clasp.org/highlights/comments-on-proposed-tanf-outcome-measures Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:48:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/comments-on-proposed-tanf-outcome-measures CLASP provides comments on the the role of performance measures within Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), proposed in the discussion draft of a U.S. House TANF reauthorization bill.

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Schedules that Work Act Reintroduced in House and Senate http://www.clasp.org/highlights/schedules-that-work-act-reintroduced-in-house-and-senate Fri, 17 Jul 2015 17:11:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/schedules-that-work-act-reintroduced-in-house-and-senate The Schedules That Work Act was reintroduced in the House and Senate on Wednesday, July 15. If passed, the bill will ensure stability and fairer practices for low-wage employees. 

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Comments on Discussion Draft of TANF Reauthorization Bill http://www.clasp.org/highlights/comments-on-discussion-draft-of-tanf-reauthorization-bill Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:34:33 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/comments-on-discussion-draft-of-tanf-reauthorization-bill Elizabeth Lower-Basch submitted comments to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources on the discussion draft of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) reauthorization bill.

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Strong Start for America’s Children Amendment Calls for an Investment in Early Learning http://www.clasp.org/highlights/strong-start-for-americas-children-amendment Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/strong-start-for-americas-children-amendment Federal Legislation to Address Volatile Job Schedules http://www.clasp.org/highlights/federal-legislation-to-address-volatile-job-schedules Wed, 15 Jul 2015 10:15:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/federal-legislation-to-address-volatile-job-schedules CLASP Reacts to Release of 2015 TANF Reauthorization Bill http://www.clasp.org/highlights/clasp Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:21:55 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/clasp Job Schedules that Work for Businesses in the District http://www.clasp.org/highlights/job-schedules-that-work-for-businesses-in-the-district Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:38:19 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/job-schedules-that-work-for-businesses-in-the-district America’s College Promise Act: New Legislation supporting our Nation’s students, workforce, and economy http://www.clasp.org/highlights/americas-college-promise-act-new-legislation-supporting-our-nations-students-workforce-and-economy Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/americas-college-promise-act-new-legislation-supporting-our-nations-students-workforce-and-economy Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), along with House Education and Workforce Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA), introduced the America’s College Promise Act of 2015 to make higher education more accessible and affordable for students.

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Prioritize Prevention and Rehabilitation over Punishment: Reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act http://www.clasp.org/highlights/prioritize-prevention-and-rehabilitation-over-punishment-reauthorize-the-juvenile-justice-and-delinquency-prevention-act Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/prioritize-prevention-and-rehabilitation-over-punishment-reauthorize-the-juvenile-justice-and-delinquency-prevention-act TANF 101: TANF in the Great Recession http://www.clasp.org/highlights/tanf-101-tanf-in-the-great-recession Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:51:45 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/tanf-101-tanf-in-the-great-recession Senate Appropriations Bill Reduces Funding for Education and Training Programs Critical for Low-Income Students http://www.clasp.org/highlights/senate-appropriations-bill-reduces-funding-for-education-and-training-programs-critical-for-low-income-students Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/senate-appropriations-bill-reduces-funding-for-education-and-training-programs-critical-for-low-income-students The Senate majority bill squanders opportunities created by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and inflicts major damage on low-income people’s education and training prospects.

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Senate Appropriations Committee’s Labor/H Budget Puts Arbitrary Caps Ahead of Low-Income Families http://www.clasp.org/highlights/senate-appropriations-committees-laborh-budget-puts-arbitrary-caps-ahead-of-low-income-families Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:02:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/senate-appropriations-committees-laborh-budget-puts-arbitrary-caps-ahead-of-low-income-families The Complex Challenges of Working Out-of-School Youth http://www.clasp.org/highlights/the-complex-challenges-of-working-out-of-school-youth Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/the-complex-challenges-of-working-out-of-school-youth Department of Education: College Ratings System Will Focus on Helping Students Make Better Decisions http://www.clasp.org/highlights/department-of-education-college-ratings-system-will-focus-on-helping-students-make-better-decisions Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/department-of-education-college-ratings-system-will-focus-on-helping-students-make-better-decisions The U.S. Department of Education announced its multi-year effort to create a federal college ratings system focusing on providing consumer information to students.

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Supreme Court Upholds ACA; Preserves Affordable Health Insurance, Prevents “Benefits Cliff” for Workers http://www.clasp.org/highlights/supreme-court-upholds-aca-preserves-affordable-health-insurance-prevents-benefits-cliff-for-workers Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:01:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/supreme-court-upholds-aca-preserves-affordable-health-insurance-prevents-benefits-cliff-for-workers Today’s Supreme Court decision upholding Affordable Care Act (ACA) subsidies in all states ensures millions of people will retain access to affordable health insurance coverage. The Supreme Court’s ruling makes it clear that subsidies are available regardless of whether states have chosen to operate their own marketplace or use the federal marketplace, allowing the more than six million people who receive subsidies through the federal marketplace to remain insured.

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A House Labor/HHS Funding Bill That Fails to Meet the Nation’s Needs http://www.clasp.org/highlights/a-house-laborhhs-funding-bill-that-fails-to-meet-the-nations-needs Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/a-house-laborhhs-funding-bill-that-fails-to-meet-the-nations-needs On June 24, the US House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee passed a bill to provide funding for discretionary programs in the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (the Labor/H budget) for fiscal year (FY) 2016. This annual appropriations bill funds a wide range of programs and services, including education, workforce, child care, and Head Start, many of which serve low-income workers and families.

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Minority Credential Attainment: Data Show that Field of Study is Make-or-Break for Minority Credential Earners http://www.clasp.org/highlights/minority-credential-attainment-data-show-that-field-of-study-is-make-or-break-for-minority-credential-earners Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/minority-credential-attainment-data-show-that-field-of-study-is-make-or-break-for-minority-credential-earners Minorities are less likely than other working-age adults to obtain a postsecondary credential according to the most recent Census data and other data on U.S. credential attainment.

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Bad Policy for Kansas; Bad Policy for America http://www.clasp.org/highlights/bad-policy-for-kansas-bad-policy-for-america Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:19:03 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/bad-policy-for-kansas-bad-policy-for-america For Father’s Day, Let’s Support and Honor All Dads, Both Custodial and Non-Custodial http://www.clasp.org/highlights/for-fathers-day-lets-support-and-honor-all-dads-both-custodial-and-non-custodial Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/for-fathers-day-lets-support-and-honor-all-dads-both-custodial-and-non-custodial As a special Father’s Day gift to those non-custodial fathers who struggle to provide financial support for their children, CLASP urges the adoption of a proposed  rule from the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) to make child support orders more realistic—and effective.

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D.C. Workers Have Too Few Hours, Too Little Notice http://www.clasp.org/highlights/d-c-workers-have-too-few Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:26:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/d-c-workers-have-too-few