CLASP http://www.clasp.org/highlights/rss CLASP Highlights Feed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 U.S. Department of Education Responds to OECD Survey with Strategies to Transform Adult Learning http://www.clasp.org/highlights/u-s-department-of-education-responds-to-oecd-survey-with-strategies-to-transform-adult-learning Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/u-s-department-of-education-responds-to-oecd-survey-with-strategies-to-transform-adult-learning The Department of Education acts on the OECD survey results along with other recent changes in the adult education and workforce landscape in "Making Skills Everyone’s Business: A Call to Transform Adult Learning in the United States".

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Funding Career Pathways: A Federal Funding Toolkit for State and Local/Regional Career Pathway Partnerships http://www.clasp.org/highlights/funding-career-pathways-a-federal-funding-toolkit-for-state-and-localregional-career-pathway-partnerships Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:50:01 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/funding-career-pathways-a-federal-funding-toolkit-for-state-and-localregional-career-pathway-partnerships CLASP's "Funding Career Pathways Toolkit” is designed to help interagency state teams identify and use federal resources to support these models. The latest edition includes program profiles reflecting WIOA legislative and administrative changes to key federal programs.

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Inequities in Paid Sick Days Access, “No-Fault” Attendance Policies Show Need for Public Policy http://www.clasp.org/highlights/inequities-in-paid-sick-days-access-no-fault-attendance-policies-show-need-for-public-policy Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/inequities-in-paid-sick-days-access-no-fault-attendance-policies-show-need-for-public-policy According to a new analysis of the 2014 National Study of Employers, many workers whose companies offer paid sick days still face barriers to access. The report, co-authored by Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as part of their joint When Work Works project, finds that many firms exclude part-time workers from their paid sick time policies and some impose unfair and counterproductive “no-fault attendance policies.”

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African American Schools Need Access to Qualified Teachers, School Counselors, Rigorous Coursework http://www.clasp.org/highlights/african-american-schools-need-access-to-qualified-teachers-school-counselors-rigorous-coursework Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/african-american-schools-need-access-to-qualified-teachers-school-counselors-rigorous-coursework A new CLASP report highlights the need for qualifed teachers, school counselors and rigerous coursework in African-American schools. 

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CLASP Comments on the College Ratings System Draft Framework http://www.clasp.org/highlights/clasp-comments-on-the-college-ratings-system-draft-framework Thu, 19 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/clasp-comments-on-the-college-ratings-system-draft-framework We are pleased to offer comments on the Department of Education’s draft framework for a college ratings system.

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Persistence Pays Off for Earned Sick Days Advocates; State, Local Momentum Driving National Action http://www.clasp.org/highlights/persistence-pays-off-for-earned-sick-days-advocates-state-local-momentum-driving-national-action Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/persistence-pays-off-for-earned-sick-days-advocates-state-local-momentum-driving-national-action On the Heels of State and Local Earned Sick Days Wins, Federal Bill is Re-Introduced http://www.clasp.org/highlights/on-the-heels-of-state-and-local-earned-sick-days-wins-federal-bill-is-re-introduced Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/on-the-heels-of-state-and-local-earned-sick-days-wins-federal-bill-is-re-introduced ESEA Reauthorization Provides Opportunity to Bolster Support for Vulnerable Young Children and Disadvantaged Youth http://www.clasp.org/highlights/esea-reauthorization-provides-opportunity-to-bolster-support-for-vulnerable-young-children-and-disadvantaged-youth Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/esea-reauthorization-provides-opportunity-to-bolster-support-for-vulnerable-young-children-and-disadvantaged-youth CLASP has released recommendations focused on young children and early childhood education, as well as academic success and college readiness for disadvantaged youth.

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New CLASP Report Highlights the Impact of the MIECHV Program in States and Tribal Communities http://www.clasp.org/highlights/report-highlights-the-impact-of-the-miechv-program Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/report-highlights-the-impact-of-the-miechv-program A CLASP report, written in collaboration with the Center for American Progress, highlights how the MIECHV program funding has played a central role in expanding home visiting services to vulnerable families.

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FMLA Anniversary Marks Progress, Reminds Us There’s More to Do http://www.clasp.org/highlights/fmla-anniversary-marks-progress-reminds-us-theres-more-to-do Thu, 05 Feb 2015 12:56:06 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/fmla-anniversary-marks-progress-reminds-us-theres-more-to-do WIOA: What Human Service Agencies and Advocates Need to Know http://www.clasp.org/highlights/wioa-what-human-service-agencies-and-advocates-need-to-know Thu, 05 Feb 2015 10:13:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/wioa-what-human-service-agencies-and-advocates-need-to-know The President’s Budget: Select Investments In Education and Employment Pathways for Vulnerable Youth http://www.clasp.org/highlights/the-presidents-budget-select-investments-in-education-and-employment-pathways-for-vulnerable-youth Wed, 04 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/the-presidents-budget-select-investments-in-education-and-employment-pathways-for-vulnerable-youth Strong Emphasis on Proven Education and Training Strategies in President Obama’s FY 2016 Budget http://www.clasp.org/highlights/strong-emphasis-on-proven-education-and-training-strategies-in-president-obamas-fy-2016-budget Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/strong-emphasis-on-proven-education-and-training-strategies-in-president-obamas-fy-2016-budget The president’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposes targeted investments that will benefit individuals with barriers to economic success.

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President Proposes Historic Child Care and Early Education Investments http://www.clasp.org/highlights/president-proposes-historic-child-care-and-early-education-investments Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/president-proposes-historic-child-care-and-early-education-investments Relationship between WIOA Performance Measures and Alliance for Quality Career Pathway Metrics http://www.clasp.org/highlights/relationship-between-wioa-performance-measures-and-alliance-for-quality-career-pathway-metrics Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/relationship-between-wioa-performance-measures-and-alliance-for-quality-career-pathway-metrics This table provides a side-by-side comparison between the new WIOA common measures and the Alliance for Quality Career Pathway (Alliance) participant metrics.

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Side by Side: Alliance for Quality Career Pathways Framework 1.0 & the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) http://www.clasp.org/highlights/side-by-side-alliance-for-quality-career-pathways-framework-1-0-the-workforce-innovation-and-opportunities-act-wioa Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/side-by-side-alliance-for-quality-career-pathways-framework-1-0-the-workforce-innovation-and-opportunities-act-wioa This side-by-side analysis demonstrates the alignment of Shared Vision, Strong Systems: The Alliance for Quality Career Pathways Framework Version 1.0—a consensus framework on quality criteria for career pathway systems—with WIOA’s career pathway definition and system-building elements (WIOA Bill Public Law No: 113-128).

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Alliance for Quality Career Pathways Framework and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) http://www.clasp.org/highlights/alliance-for-quality-career-pathways-framework-and-the-workforce-innovation-and-opportunity-act-wioa Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/alliance-for-quality-career-pathways-framework-and-the-workforce-innovation-and-opportunity-act-wioa Check out a side-by-side analysis of WIOA’s career pathway language and the Alliance definition and how WIOA performance measures stack up with the Alliance career pathway participant metrics.

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A Comprehensive, Two-Generational Approach to Reduce Child Poverty http://www.clasp.org/highlights/a-comprehensive-two-generational-approach-to-reduce-child-poverty Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/a-comprehensive-two-generational-approach-to-reduce-child-poverty President Obama’s Two-Generation Strategy: Right Package, Right Time http://www.clasp.org/highlights/president-obamas-two-generation-strategy-right-package-right-time Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/president-obamas-two-generation-strategy-right-package-right-time A Call for New Investments in Child Care Affordability, Quality http://www.clasp.org/highlights/a-call-for-new-investments-in-child-care-affordability-quality Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/a-call-for-new-investments-in-child-care-affordability-quality President’s Proposal to Help Low-Income Families Afford College through Improved Education Tax Credits http://www.clasp.org/highlights/presidents-proposal-to-help-low-income-families-afford-college-through-improved-education-tax-credits Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:51:54 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/presidents-proposal-to-help-low-income-families-afford-college-through-improved-education-tax-credits State of the Union Address Reiterates Need for Improving Tax Credits http://www.clasp.org/highlights/state-of-the-union-address-reiterates-need-for-improving-tax-credits Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:33:30 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/state-of-the-union-address-reiterates-need-for-improving-tax-credits Access to Affordable, High-Quality Child Care: A National Economic Priority http://www.clasp.org/highlights/access-to-affordable-high-quality-child-care-a-national-economic-priority Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/access-to-affordable-high-quality-child-care-a-national-economic-priority Yesterday's Non-Traditional Student is Today's Traditional Student http://www.clasp.org/highlights/yesterdays-non-traditional-student-is-todays-traditional-student Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/yesterdays-non-traditional-student-is-todays-traditional-student CLASP, Businesses Strongly Support President’s Focus on Working Families http://www.clasp.org/highlights/clasp-businesses-strongly-support-presidents-focus-on-working-families Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/clasp-businesses-strongly-support-presidents-focus-on-working-families