CLASP http://www.clasp.org/highlights/rss CLASP Highlights Feed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 Child Care Assistance: An Essential Work Support Program for Families http://www.clasp.org/highlights/child-care-assistance-an-essential-work-support-program-for-families Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/child-care-assistance-an-essential-work-support-program-for-families New CLASP brief highlights why child care assistance is an essential work support program for low-income working families.

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Education Tax Credits Bill Takes a Partisan Turn on Way to House Floor http://www.clasp.org/highlights/education-tax-credits-bill-takes-a-partisan-turn-on-way-to-house-floor Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:58:54 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/education-tax-credits-bill-takes-a-partisan-turn-on-way-to-house-floor How Today’s Safety Net Promotes Work – And How To Do More http://www.clasp.org/highlights/how-todays-safety-net-promotes-work-and-how-to-do-more Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:15:55 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/how-todays-safety-net-promotes-work-and-how-to-do-more Untangling the Safety Net without Block Grants or Waivers: How States Integrate Programs to Benefit Families http://www.clasp.org/highlights/untangling-the-safety-net-without-block-grants-or-waivers-how-states-integrate-programs-to-benefit-families Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:15:17 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/untangling-the-safety-net-without-block-grants-or-waivers-how-states-integrate-programs-to-benefit-families Proposed Changes to Child Tax Credit Will Hurt Poor Children and Families for Years to Come http://www.clasp.org/highlights/proposed-changes-to-child-tax-credit-will-hurt-poor-children-and-families-for-years-to-come Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:02:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/proposed-changes-to-child-tax-credit-will-hurt-poor-children-and-families-for-years-to-come Why We Need the Schedules that Work Act: Andrea's Story http://www.clasp.org/highlights/why-we-need-schedules-that-work-act-andreas-story Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:46:06 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/why-we-need-schedules-that-work-act-andreas-story The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Becomes Law; CLASP Looks toward Implementation http://www.clasp.org/highlights/the-workforce-innovation-and-opportunity-act-becomes-law-clasp-looks-toward-implementation Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/the-workforce-innovation-and-opportunity-act-becomes-law-clasp-looks-toward-implementation Meeting Children’s Mental Health Needs in Child Care and Early Education http://www.clasp.org/highlights/meeting-childrens-mental-health-needs-in-child-care-and-early-education Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/meeting-childrens-mental-health-needs-in-child-care-and-early-education CLASP to Present at Transforming U.S. Workforce Development Policies for the 21st Century Conference http://www.clasp.org/highlights/clasp-to-present-at-transforming-u-s-workforce-development-policies-for-the-21st-century-conference Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/clasp-to-present-at-transforming-u-s-workforce-development-policies-for-the-21st-century-conference Vickie Choitz, CLASP’s senior policy analyst and director of the Alliance for Quality Career Pathways, will speak at a workshop on emerging strategies that are transforming how individuals are educated and trained.

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Congress Revitalizes Job Training and Workforce Development Programs with the Passage of WIOA http://www.clasp.org/highlights/congress-revitalizes-job-training-and-workforce-development-programs-with-the-passage-of-wioa Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/congress-revitalizes-job-training-and-workforce-development-programs-with-the-passage-of-wioa Good News for Programs Serving Disadvantaged Youth: WIOA Passes the House http://www.clasp.org/highlights/good-news-for-programs-serving-disadvantaged-youth-wioa-passes-the-house Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/good-news-for-programs-serving-disadvantaged-youth-wioa-passes-the-house A Two-Generation Approach to Policy http://www.clasp.org/highlights/a-two-generation-approach-to-policy Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/a-two-generation-approach-to-policy In a forum co-hosted by CLASP and the Foundation for Child Development (FCD), panelists discussed two-generation policy solutions to reduce poverty.

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Defining, Strengthening, and Measuring Quality Career Pathways and Systems: The Alliance for Quality Career Pathways Releases Framework http://www.clasp.org/highlights/defining-strengthening-and-measuring-quality-career-pathways-and-systems-the-alliance-for-quality-career-pathways-releases-framework Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/defining-strengthening-and-measuring-quality-career-pathways-and-systems-the-alliance-for-quality-career-pathways-releases-framework CLASP and Alliance partners jointly created and provided consensus support for Shared Vision, Strong Systems: The Alliance for Quality Career Pathways Framework Version 1.0, which establishes a common understanding of quality career pathways and systems.

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Shared Vision, Strong Systems: The Alliance for Quality Career Pathways Framework Version 1.0 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/shared-vision-strong-systems-the-alliance-for-quality-career-pathways-framework-version-1-0 Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/shared-vision-strong-systems-the-alliance-for-quality-career-pathways-framework-version-1-0 CLASP and Alliance partners jointly created and provided consensus support for Shared Vision, Strong Systems: The Alliance for Quality Career Pathways Framework Version 1.0, which establishes a common understanding of quality career pathways and systems.

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On July 4th, Remember our Roots and Provide Sick Days for Immigrant Workers http://www.clasp.org/highlights/on-july-4th-remember-our-roots-and-provide-sick-days-for-immigrant-workers Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:08:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/on-july-4th-remember-our-roots-and-provide-sick-days-for-immigrant-workers A new brief co-authored by CLASP and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research finds that immigrant workers have less access to sick days than their native-born counterparts.

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As Foreign-Born Worker Population Grows, Many Lack Paid Sick Days http://www.clasp.org/highlights/foreign-born-worker-population-grows-many-lack-paid-sick-days Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:39:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/foreign-born-worker-population-grows-many-lack-paid-sick-days Access to paid sick days is a key labor standard that improves public health, business' bottom lines, worker safety and economic security. However, more than 45 million private sector workers in the United States lack access to this safeguard. 

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A Step in the Right Direction, Minnesota Expands Access to TANF Education and Training Activities http://www.clasp.org/highlights/a-step-in-the-right-direction-minnesota-expands-access-to-tanf-education-and-training-activities Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:24:23 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/a-step-in-the-right-direction-minnesota-expands-access-to-tanf-education-and-training-activities TANF, SNAP Improvements Come to New York City http://www.clasp.org/highlights/tanf-snap-improvements-come-to-new-york-city Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:35:02 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/tanf-snap-improvements-come-to-new-york-city Helping Low-Income Families by Bringing Programs Together: Lessons from the Work Support Strategies Initiative http://www.clasp.org/highlights/helping-low-income-families-by-bringing-programs-together-lessons-from-the-work-support-strategies Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:26:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/helping-low-income-families-by-bringing-programs-together-lessons-from-the-work-support-strategies This year marks the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, but there is still much work to be done. The agenda for the future includes important reforms to help low-wage workers, youth, childless adults, and poor families.

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Senate Passes Long-Awaited Workforce Reauthorization http://www.clasp.org/highlights/senate-passes-long-awaited-workforce-reauthorization Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/senate-passes-long-awaited-workforce-reauthorization On June 25, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to pass the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). WIOA contains important changes to education and training programs for youth and adults.

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Workforce Reauthorization Passes Senate, Potential Game Changer for Low-Income Youth http://www.clasp.org/highlights/workforce-reauthorization-passes-senate-potential-game-changer-for-low-income-youth Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/workforce-reauthorization-passes-senate-potential-game-changer-for-low-income-youth On June 25, the Senate passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. WIOA includes a number of improvements to ensure low-income workers—youth and adults—have the skills and supports they need for full participation in the American workforce.

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Low-Wage Parents’ Child Care Struggles http://www.clasp.org/highlights/low-wage-parents-child-care-struggles Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/low-wage-parents-child-care-struggles Report from the NWLC and the Ms. Foundation for Women finds that low pay, difficult scheduling practices, lack of supports, and discrimination leave low-wage workers with few options for their children’s care.

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White House Summit Lifts Up Important Policy Changes http://www.clasp.org/highlights/white-house-summit-lifts-policy-changes Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:05:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/white-house-summit-lifts-policy-changes The White House Summit on Working Families in Washington, DC on June 23rd emphasized that workplace policies need to change. The Obama administration made a few announcements highlighting initiatives that aim to improve workplaces and public policies.

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Rockefeller CHIP Bill Would Extend Critical Programs for Children’s Health http://www.clasp.org/highlights/rockefeller-chip-bill-would-extend-critical-programs-for-childrens-health Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:04:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/rockefeller-chip-bill-would-extend-critical-programs-for-childrens-health With CHIP funding set to expire on September 30, 2015, it’s critical that Congress take action.  Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) recently introduced the CHIP Extension Act of 2014, which would extend CHIP funding  through September 30, 2019.

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Making the American Opportunity Tax Credit Work for Low-Income People http://www.clasp.org/highlights/making-the-american-opportunity-tax-credit-work-for-low-income-people Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:15:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/making-the-american-opportunity-tax-credit-work-for-low-income-people The AOTC has a limited impact for low-income people because students can only obtain the credit after filing a tax return at year's end. However, new recommendations from CLASP could make the AOTC more effective. 

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