CLASP http://www.clasp.org/highlights/rss CLASP Highlights Feed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 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, 09 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 CLASP Submits Comments on Mechanized Claims Processing and Information Retrieval Systems also known as 90/10 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/clasp-submits-comments-on-mechanized-claims-processing-and-information-retrieval-systems-also-known-as-9010 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:36:02 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/clasp-submits-comments-on-mechanized-claims-processing-and-information-retrieval-systems-also-known-as-9010 CLASP provided supportive commentary to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the proposed rules for Mechanized Claims Processing and Information Retrieval Systems also known as 90/10.

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CLASP Submits Comments on WIOA Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRMs) http://www.clasp.org/highlights/clasp-submits-comments-on-wioa-notices-of-proposed-rulemaking-nprms Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/clasp-submits-comments-on-wioa-notices-of-proposed-rulemaking-nprms CLASP submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on three Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRMs), each of which addressed different aspects of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

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Connecting Credentials to Improve Economic Mobility http://www.clasp.org/highlights/connecting-credentials-to-improve-economic-mobility Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/connecting-credentials-to-improve-economic-mobility CLASP, in partnership with Lumina Foundation and more than 40 other organizations, is cosponsoring a national dialogue on how to transform our nation’s highly diverse and fragmented education and workforce credentialing system.

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Implementing the CCDBG Reauthorization: State-by-State Fact Sheets http://www.clasp.org/highlights/ccdbg-state-by-state-fact-sheets Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/ccdbg-state-by-state-fact-sheets Barriers to Success: Unmet Financial Need for Low-Income Students of Color in Community College http://www.clasp.org/highlights/barriers-to-success-unmet-financial-need-for-low-income-students-of-color-in-community-college Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/barriers-to-success-unmet-financial-need-for-low-income-students-of-color-in-community-college The increase in college costs, coupled with the decreased funding for financial aid, have led to sizable gaps in unmet need, pushing college out of reach for many low-income students of color.

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Barriers to Success: High Unmet Financial Need Continues to Endanger Higher Education Opportunities for Low-Income Students http://www.clasp.org/highlights/barriers-to-success-high-unmet-financial-need-continues-to-endanger-higher-education-opportunities-for-low-income-students Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/barriers-to-success-high-unmet-financial-need-continues-to-endanger-higher-education-opportunities-for-low-income-students CLASP’s 2013 “Mind the Gap” paper shined a spotlight on the problem of unmet need among community college students. Updated findings confirm that unmet financial need still remains a serious concern.

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Increased Investments in Child Care Assistance Needed to Support Working Families http://www.clasp.org/highlights/increased-investments-in-child-care-assistance-needed-to-support-working-families Mon, 08 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/increased-investments-in-child-care-assistance-needed-to-support-working-families Addressing the College Readiness Challenge in High-Poverty Schools http://www.clasp.org/highlights/addressing-the-college-readiness-challenge-in-high-poverty-schools Mon, 08 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/addressing-the-college-readiness-challenge-in-high-poverty-schools TANF 101 Policy Briefs http://www.clasp.org/highlights/tanf-101-policy-briefs Tue, 02 Jun 2015 13:06:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/tanf-101-policy-briefs California to Repeal Rule Denying Cash Assistance to Thousands of Poor Children http://www.clasp.org/highlights/california-to-repeal-rule-denying-cash-assistance-to-thousands-of-poor-children Fri, 29 May 2015 17:25:06 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/california-to-repeal-rule-denying-cash-assistance-to-thousands-of-poor-children Bipartisan House Bill Would Improve Postsecondary Data System, Help Low-Income and Underprepared Students Make Better Decisions http://www.clasp.org/highlights/bipartisan-house-bill-would-improve-postsecondary-data-system-help-low-income-and-underprepared-students-make-better-decisions Fri, 29 May 2015 14:19:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/bipartisan-house-bill-would-improve-postsecondary-data-system-help-low-income-and-underprepared-students-make-better-decisions The Changing Landscape of High School Equivalency in the U.S.: Options, Issues, and Improvement Strategies http://www.clasp.org/highlights/the-changing-landscape-of-high-school-equivalency-in-the-u-s-options-issues-and-improvement-strategies Thu, 28 May 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/the-changing-landscape-of-high-school-equivalency-in-the-u-s-options-issues-and-improvement-strategies This report identifies the most significant changes that have occurred in high school equivalency since 2014 and explores challenges and issues that low-income individuals face as a direct result of these HSE changes.

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Register for June 4 Webinar on WIOA and Out of-School Youth http://www.clasp.org/highlights/register-for-june-4-webinar-on-wioa-and Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:34:20 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/register-for-june-4-webinar-on-wioa-and