CLASP http://www.clasp.org/highlights/rss CLASP Highlights Feed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 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 To Celebrate MLK, Ensure Labor Protections Extend to Workers of Color http://www.clasp.org/highlights/to-celebrate-mlk-ensure-labor-protections-extend-to-workers-of-color Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:08:42 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/to-celebrate-mlk-ensure-labor-protections-extend-to-workers-of-color Strengthening the “Work” in the Federal Work-Study Program: A New Brief on Improving Access to Financial Aid and Career-Related Work Experience for Low-Income Students http://www.clasp.org/highlights/strengthening-the-work-in-the-federal-work-study-program-a-new-brief-on-improving-access-to-financial-aid-and-career-related-work-experience-for-low-income-students Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/strengthening-the-work-in-the-federal-work-study-program-a-new-brief-on-improving-access-to-financial-aid-and-career-related-work-experience-for-low-income-students The Promise of College: America’s Next Educational Milestone http://www.clasp.org/highlights/the-promise-of-college-americas-next-educational-milestone Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/the-promise-of-college-americas-next-educational-milestone The Gift that Keeps Giving: Business Support for Paid Family Leave Is Nation’s Gain http://www.clasp.org/highlights/business-support-for-paid-family-and-medical-leave-brings-holiday-cheer Tue, 23 Dec 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/business-support-for-paid-family-and-medical-leave-brings-holiday-cheer U.S. Lags in Key Skills; New Adult Literacy Resources Available http://www.clasp.org/highlights/u-s-lags-in-key-skills-new-adult-literacy-resources-available Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/u-s-lags-in-key-skills-new-adult-literacy-resources-available PIAAC creates a website with a variety of U.S. and international materials, including a newly released PIAAC Outreach Toolkit that can be used to build awareness about the study’s results and why they matter for low-skilled adults.

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Looking Back, Looking Ahead http://www.clasp.org/highlights/looking-back-looking-ahead Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/looking-back-looking-ahead Rating Colleges, Improving Outcomes http://www.clasp.org/highlights/rating-colleges-improving-outcomes Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/rating-colleges-improving-outcomes Today, the U.S. Department of Education released a draft framework for President Obama’s proposed college ratings system. CLASP is pleased to see some of our recommendations addressed in the draft framework.

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A New Year’s Resolution: Stop the Push for Drug Testing Applicants of Public Benefits http://www.clasp.org/highlights/a-new-years-resolution-stop-the-push-for-drug-testing-applicants-of-public-benefits Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:51:25 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/a-new-years-resolution-stop-the-push-for-drug-testing-applicants-of-public-benefits The 2015 “CRomnibus” and What It Means for Low-Income People http://www.clasp.org/highlights/the-2015-cromnibus-and-what-it-means-for-low-income-people Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/the-2015-cromnibus-and-what-it-means-for-low-income-people “CRomnibus” for FY 2015—What It Means for Low-Income People in Postsecondary Education and Training http://www.clasp.org/highlights/cromnibus-for-fy-2015what-it-means-for-low-income-people-in-postsecondary-education-and-training Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/cromnibus-for-fy-2015what-it-means-for-low-income-people-in-postsecondary-education-and-training On Saturday night, the U.S. Senate joined the House in passing a spending bill for the remainder of the fiscal year through September 30, 2015, that would provide modest increases to student aid and workforce training programs, while unfortunately cutting Pell Grant funding (the largest federal grant program for low-income undergraduate students).

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New Investments for Early Education http://www.clasp.org/highlights/new-investments-for-early-education Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/new-investments-for-early-education Commentary: Choosing Who We Are As Americans – Reflections on Ferguson http://www.clasp.org/highlights/commentary-choosing-who-we-are-as-americans-reflections-on-ferguson Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/commentary-choosing-who-we-are-as-americans-reflections-on-ferguson Giving Thanks for Fair Schedules http://www.clasp.org/highlights/job-schedules-that-work-for-businesses Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/job-schedules-that-work-for-businesses Twenty-five Years Later, Child Care Staff are Still Making Unlivable Wages http://www.clasp.org/highlights/in-focus-twenty-five-years-later Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/in-focus-twenty-five-years-later Executive Action on Immigration to Support Family Economic Security, Child Well-being http://www.clasp.org/highlights/executive-action-on-immigration-to-support-family-economic-security-child-well-being Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:40:16 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/executive-action-on-immigration-to-support-family-economic-security-child-well-being President Signs Child Care Bill Bringing Major Changes to Subsidy Programs http://www.clasp.org/highlights/president-signs-child-care-bill-bringing-major-changes-to-subsidy-programs Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/president-signs-child-care-bill-bringing-major-changes-to-subsidy-programs It Takes Two: More Support Emerges for Two-Generation Anti-Poverty Strategies http://www.clasp.org/highlights/it-takes-two Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/it-takes-two A new KIDS COUNT policy report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation makes the case for improving the prospects of families by addressing the needs of parents and their children simultaneously.

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Access to Education and the Workforce for Formerly Incarcerated Youth http://www.clasp.org/highlights/access-to-education-and-the-workforce-for-formerly-incarcerated-youth Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/access-to-education-and-the-workforce-for-formerly-incarcerated-youth