CLASP http://www.clasp.org/highlights/rss CLASP Highlights Feed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 Screening as a First Step for Early Success http://www.clasp.org/highlights/screening-as-a-first-step-for-early-success Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/screening-as-a-first-step-for-early-success This new brief explores the role of child care and early education programs in connecting children to developmental screening, as well as national efforts and funding streams to support developmental screening and its relationship to early childhood.

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A Coming of Age Story for Career Pathways http://www.clasp.org/highlights/a-coming-of-age-story-for-career-pathways Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/a-coming-of-age-story-for-career-pathways WIOA provides a comprehensive definition of a career pathway program and signals the move toward career pathway system building. However, new and existing partnerships may still wonder what exactly is meant by “career pathways.”

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Food and Nutrition Service Releases Q&A on SNAP E&T Pilots http://www.clasp.org/highlights/food-and-nutrition-service-releases-qa-on-snap-et-pilots Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:01:59 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/food-and-nutrition-service-releases-qa-on-snap-et-pilots Opportunity Youth Take Lead in Recommendations for Increasing Opportunity and Decreasing Poverty http://www.clasp.org/highlights/opportunity-youth-take-lead-in-recommendations-for-increasing-opportunity-and-decreasing-poverty Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/opportunity-youth-take-lead-in-recommendations-for-increasing-opportunity-and-decreasing-poverty New Study on Postsecondary Outcomes for Returning Adult Students http://www.clasp.org/highlights/new-study-on-postsecondary-outcomes-for-returning-adult-students Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:30:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/new-study-on-postsecondary-outcomes-for-returning-adult-students New York City Rethinks TANF Work Programs for the 21st Century http://www.clasp.org/highlights/new-york-city-rethinks-tanf-work-programs-for-the-21st-century Fri, 03 Oct 2014 10:58:55 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/new-york-city-rethinks-tanf-work-programs-for-the-21st-century This week, New York City’s Human Resources Administration released a draft Employment Plan that incorporates key elements to increase access to employment, education, training, and support services for individuals, particularly those with barriers to employment.

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Time to Lift the Lifetime Bans on Safety Net Benefits http://www.clasp.org/highlights/time-to-lift-the-lifetime-bans-on-safety-net-benefits Fri, 03 Oct 2014 10:57:05 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/time-to-lift-the-lifetime-bans-on-safety-net-benefits Lifetime bans from SNAP and TANF benefits placed on people convicted of a drug-related felony disconnect individuals and their families from safety net supports that would aid their transition back to society.

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OCTAE Provides a “One-Stop” Shop for Career Pathways Resources http://www.clasp.org/highlights/octae-provides-a-one-stop-shop-for-career-pathways-resources Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/octae-provides-a-one-stop-shop-for-career-pathways-resources OCTAE in the U.S. Department of Education launched a new initiative earlier this year to provide numerous valuable resources that can benefit practitioners, policymakers, administrators, funders, and others develop career pathways.

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WIOA Creates New Opportunities to Improve Economic and Career Success for Low-Income Youth and Adults http://www.clasp.org/highlights/new-opportunities-to-improve-economic-and-career-success-for-low-income-youth-and-adults Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/new-opportunities-to-improve-economic-and-career-success-for-low-income-youth-and-adults No More Double Punishments: Lifetime Ban of Safety-Net Benefits for Prior Drug Felonies http://www.clasp.org/highlights/no-more-double-punishments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:13:37 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/no-more-double-punishments One drug felony conviction can result in a lifetime ban on accessing safety net supports. While ex-offenders may apply for assistance for their children, the overall household receives a much lower benefit level. Lifting the ban on SNAP and TANF will reduce material hardship, including food insecurity and hunger for ex-offenders and their families.

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Student Voices: Competency-Based Education Key to Improving College Completion and Career Advancement for Adult Students http://www.clasp.org/highlights/student-voices-competency-based-education-key-to-improving-college-completion-and-career-advancement-for-adult-students Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/student-voices-competency-based-education-key-to-improving-college-completion-and-career-advancement-for-adult-students This is the final installment of our Student Voices series, featuring powerful testimonials from actual students to the need for a comprehensive reform of the Higher Education Act.

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TANF Extended through Continuing Resolution http://www.clasp.org/highlights/tanf-extended-through-continuing-resolution Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:39:46 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/tanf-extended-through-continuing-resolution Congress Passes Temporary Spending Bill to Keep Government Running through December 11 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/congress-passes-temporary-spending-bill-to-keep-government-running-through-december-11 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/congress-passes-temporary-spending-bill-to-keep-government-running-through-december-11 Over the last two days, both chambers of Congress passed a continuing resolution, a bill that allows federally funded programs to continue at current spending levels and that will keep the government running through December 11. 

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House Holds Hearing on SNAP E&T Pilots http://www.clasp.org/highlights/house-holds-hearing-on-snap-et-pilots Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:21:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/house-holds-hearing-on-snap-et-pilots Poverty Fell in 2013; Children and Young Adults Still Face the Greatest Risks http://www.clasp.org/highlights/new-census-data-tell-us-that-poverty-fell-in-2013 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/new-census-data-tell-us-that-poverty-fell-in-2013 2013 Poverty Data: A Glimpse of Good News for Children, But We Can Do Better http://www.clasp.org/highlights/2013-poverty-data-a-glimpse-of-good-news-for-children-but-we-can-do-better Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/2013-poverty-data-a-glimpse-of-good-news-for-children-but-we-can-do-better Using Student Workers to Provide Comprehensive Financial Supports to Increase College Completion http://www.clasp.org/highlights/using-student-workers-to-provide-comprehensive-financial-supports-to-increase-college-completion Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/using-student-workers-to-provide-comprehensive-financial-supports-to-increase-college-completion Three of the colleges—Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), LaGuardia Community College (LAGCC), and Skyline College—used innovative and successful strategies to implement their benefits access work through the use of student workers.

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EITC Expansion Proposals: What’s at Stake for Young Workers http://www.clasp.org/highlights/eitc-expansion-proposals-whats-at-stake-for-young-workers Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:52:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/eitc-expansion-proposals-whats-at-stake-for-young-workers Testimony for the Record to the U.S. Department of Education’s Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance (ACSFA) on the Proposed Postsecondary Institution Rating System (PIRS) http://www.clasp.org/highlights/testimony-for-the-record-to-the-u-s-department-of-educations-advisory-committee-on-student-financial-assistance-acsfa-on-the-proposed-postsecondary-institution-rating-system-pirs Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/testimony-for-the-record-to-the-u-s-department-of-educations-advisory-committee-on-student-financial-assistance-acsfa-on-the-proposed-postsecondary-institution-rating-system-pirs CLASP testifies that PIRS must be designed with significant care so as not to create disincentives for institutions to focus resources on serving low-income and underprepared students.

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Student Voices: Federal Work-Study Provides Greater Support toward College Persistence and Career Entry http://www.clasp.org/highlights/student-voices-federal-work-study-provides-greater-support-toward-college-persistence-and-career-entry Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/student-voices-federal-work-study-provides-greater-support-toward-college-persistence-and-career-entry This is the second installment of our Student Voices series, featuring powerful testimonials from actual students to the need for a comprehensive reform of the Higher Education Act.

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Congress Moves Forward on Child Care Reauthorization Bill http://www.clasp.org/highlights/congress-moves-forward-on-child-care-reauthorization-bill Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/congress-moves-forward-on-child-care-reauthorization-bill Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014, as amended. This legislation advances an essential work support program for low-income parents who struggle to find and keep employment that provides for their families. It’s been nearly 20 years since CCDBG was last reauthorized.

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Student Voices: Financial Supports Key to College Persistence, Completion http://www.clasp.org/highlights/student-voices-financial-supports-key-to-college-persistence-completion Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/student-voices-financial-supports-key-to-college-persistence-completion This is the first installment of our Student Voices series, which will feature a new student story every week in September. These powerful testimonials from actual students speak to the need for a comprehensive reform of the Higher Education Act.

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Economy Slowly Recovers but Millions Still Hungry http://www.clasp.org/highlights/economy-slowly-recovers-but-millions-still-hungry Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:16:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/economy-slowly-recovers-but-millions-still-hungry California Takes Important Steps on Benefit Access http://www.clasp.org/highlights/california-takes-important-steps-on-benefit-access Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:08:13 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/california-takes-important-steps-on-benefit-access SNAP Employment and Training Pilots an Opportunity for Innovative Strategies http://www.clasp.org/highlights/snap-employment-and-training-pilots-an-opportunity-for-innovative-strategies Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:09:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/snap-employment-and-training-pilots-an-opportunity-for-innovative-strategies