CLASP http://www.clasp.org/highlights/rss CLASP Highlights Feed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 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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CLASP Publishes Guide for States on CCDBG Reauthorization http://www.clasp.org/highlights/clasp-ccdbg-guide-for-states Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/clasp-ccdbg-guide-for-states CLASP and NWLC jointly release an implementation guide for the Child Care and Development Block Grant reauthorization.

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No Progress on Child Care Assistance Spending, Participation http://www.clasp.org/highlights/no-progress-on-child-care-assistance-spending-participation Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/no-progress-on-child-care-assistance-spending-participation Bipartisan House Bill is a Critical Step Forward for Children’s Health http://www.clasp.org/highlights/bipartisan-house-bill-is-a-critical-step-forward-for-childrens-health Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:49:41 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/bipartisan-house-bill-is-a-critical-step-forward-for-childrens-health House Passes Important Extension for Home Visiting http://www.clasp.org/highlights/house-passes-important-extension-for-home-visiting Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/house-passes-important-extension-for-home-visiting Five out of Six Eligible Children Unable to Access Child Care Assistance http://www.clasp.org/highlights/five-out-of-six-eligible-children-unable-to-access-child-care-assistance Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/five-out-of-six-eligible-children-unable-to-access-child-care-assistance This Week’s Congressional Leadership Budget Proposals: A Roadmap to Nowhere for Low-Income Individuals and Families http://www.clasp.org/highlights/this-weeks-congressional-leadership-budget-proposals-a-roadmap-to-nowhere-for-low-income-individuals-and-families Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/this-weeks-congressional-leadership-budget-proposals-a-roadmap-to-nowhere-for-low-income-individuals-and-families The budget proposals offered this week by the U.S. House and Senate are important statements by Republican leaders about their values and priorities for our country. These proposals serve as roadmaps for how policymakers believe government can get from where we are today to where they would like the nation to be down the road.

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FNS Announces SNAP E&T Pilots in Ten States http://www.clasp.org/highlights/fns-announces-snap-et-pilots-in-ten-states Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:51:50 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/fns-announces-snap-et-pilots-in-ten-states Mixed Enrollment Status: Favorable for Non-First-Time Student Degree Completion http://www.clasp.org/highlights/mixed-enrollment-status-favorable-for-non-first-time-student-degree-completion Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/mixed-enrollment-status-favorable-for-non-first-time-student-degree-completion A new national study on the enrollment and persistence of non-first-time students (NFT) indicates that when non-first-time students mix their enrollment, they are more likely to complete their degree.

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Extended State Plan Timeline Allows States to Create Their Best Child Care Subsidy Systems http://www.clasp.org/highlights/extended-state-plan-timeline Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/extended-state-plan-timeline House and Senate Members Join Efforts to Strengthen Critical Tax Credits http://www.clasp.org/highlights/house-and-senate-members-join-efforts-to-strengthen-critical-tax-credits Mon, 16 Mar 2015 09:14:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/house-and-senate-members-join-efforts-to-strengthen-critical-tax-credits Career Pathways: More Information Still Needed http://www.clasp.org/highlights/career-pathways-more-information-still-needed Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/career-pathways-more-information-still-needed The U.S. Departments of Education (ED), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Labor (DOL) have released a summary report of last spring’s Career Pathway Request for Information (RFI). 

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