CLASP http://www.clasp.org/highlights/rss CLASP Highlights Feed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 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 Job Quality Wins at the Ballot Box; Next Up: Federal Laws and Implementation http://www.clasp.org/highlights/job-quality-wins-at-the-ballot-box-next-up-federal-laws-and-implementation Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/job-quality-wins-at-the-ballot-box-next-up-federal-laws-and-implementation Federal Investments Extended for Improvements in Medicaid and Human Services Eligibility Systems http://www.clasp.org/highlights/federal-investments-extended-for-improvements-in-medicare-and-medicaid-efficiency Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/federal-investments-extended-for-improvements-in-medicare-and-medicaid-efficiency 2013 Head Start and *New* Early Head Start State Profiles Now Available from CLASP http://www.clasp.org/highlights/2013-head-start-and-new-early-head-start-state-profiles-now-available-from-clasp Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/2013-head-start-and-new-early-head-start-state-profiles-now-available-from-clasp Child Care and Development Block Grant Participation at a 15-Year Low http://www.clasp.org/highlights/child-care-and-development-block-grant-participation-at-a-15-year-low Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/child-care-and-development-block-grant-participation-at-a-15-year-low One in Five SNAP Recipients Has No Other Income http://www.clasp.org/highlights/one-in-five-snap-recipients-have-no-other-income Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/one-in-five-snap-recipients-have-no-other-income 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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