CLASP http://www.clasp.org/highlights/rss CLASP Highlights Feed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 CLASP Publishes Guide for States on CCDBG Reauthorization http://www.clasp.org/highlights/clasp-ccdbg-guide-for-states Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:57:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/clasp-ccdbg-guide-for-states 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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State Leaders' Lessons about Human Services Reforms, Innovations http://www.clasp.org/highlights/state-leaders-lessons-about-human-services-reforms-innovations Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/state-leaders-lessons-about-human-services-reforms-innovations Proposed Arizona Budget Widens Gap to Economic Security for Low-Income Families http://www.clasp.org/highlights/proposed-arizona-budget-widens-gap-to-economic-security-for-low-income-families Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:13:59 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/proposed-arizona-budget-widens-gap-to-economic-security-for-low-income-families State lawmakers in Arizona are working furiously on a FY16 budget deal designed to reduce the state’s deficit.  Unfortunately, Governor Doug Ducey and Republican leadership in Arizona’s House and Senate plan to achieve these cuts by slashing funds for programs that support low-income children, families, and individuals in seeking economic security.

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U.S. Department of Education Responds to OECD Survey with Strategies to Transform Adult Learning http://www.clasp.org/highlights/u-s-department-of-education-responds-to-oecd-survey-with-strategies-to-transform-adult-learning Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/u-s-department-of-education-responds-to-oecd-survey-with-strategies-to-transform-adult-learning The Department of Education acts on the OECD survey results along with other recent changes in the adult education and workforce landscape in "Making Skills Everyone’s Business: A Call to Transform Adult Learning in the United States".

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Funding Career Pathways: A Federal Funding Toolkit for State and Local/Regional Career Pathway Partnerships http://www.clasp.org/highlights/funding-career-pathways-a-federal-funding-toolkit-for-state-and-localregional-career-pathway-partnerships Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:50:01 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/funding-career-pathways-a-federal-funding-toolkit-for-state-and-localregional-career-pathway-partnerships CLASP's "Funding Career Pathways Toolkit” is designed to help interagency state teams identify and use federal resources to support these models. The latest edition includes program profiles reflecting WIOA legislative and administrative changes to key federal programs.

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Inequities in Paid Sick Days Access, “No-Fault” Attendance Policies Show Need for Public Policy http://www.clasp.org/highlights/inequities-in-paid-sick-days-access-no-fault-attendance-policies-show-need-for-public-policy Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/inequities-in-paid-sick-days-access-no-fault-attendance-policies-show-need-for-public-policy According to a new analysis of the 2014 National Study of Employers, many workers whose companies offer paid sick days still face barriers to access. The report, co-authored by Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as part of their joint When Work Works project, finds that many firms exclude part-time workers from their paid sick time policies and some impose unfair and counterproductive “no-fault attendance policies.”

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African American Schools Need Access to Qualified Teachers, School Counselors, Rigorous Coursework http://www.clasp.org/highlights/african-american-schools-need-access-to-qualified-teachers-school-counselors-rigorous-coursework Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/african-american-schools-need-access-to-qualified-teachers-school-counselors-rigorous-coursework A new CLASP report highlights the need for qualifed teachers, school counselors and rigerous coursework in African-American schools. 

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CLASP Comments on the College Ratings System Draft Framework http://www.clasp.org/highlights/clasp-comments-on-the-college-ratings-system-draft-framework Thu, 19 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/clasp-comments-on-the-college-ratings-system-draft-framework We are pleased to offer comments on the Department of Education’s draft framework for a college ratings system.

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Persistence Pays Off for Earned Sick Days Advocates; State, Local Momentum Driving National Action http://www.clasp.org/highlights/persistence-pays-off-for-earned-sick-days-advocates-state-local-momentum-driving-national-action Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/persistence-pays-off-for-earned-sick-days-advocates-state-local-momentum-driving-national-action On the Heels of State and Local Earned Sick Days Wins, Federal Bill is Re-Introduced http://www.clasp.org/highlights/on-the-heels-of-state-and-local-earned-sick-days-wins-federal-bill-is-re-introduced Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/on-the-heels-of-state-and-local-earned-sick-days-wins-federal-bill-is-re-introduced ESEA Reauthorization Provides Opportunity to Bolster Support for Vulnerable Young Children and Disadvantaged Youth http://www.clasp.org/highlights/esea-reauthorization-provides-opportunity-to-bolster-support-for-vulnerable-young-children-and-disadvantaged-youth Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/esea-reauthorization-provides-opportunity-to-bolster-support-for-vulnerable-young-children-and-disadvantaged-youth CLASP has released recommendations focused on young children and early childhood education, as well as academic success and college readiness for disadvantaged youth.

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New CLASP Report Highlights the Impact of the MIECHV Program in States and Tribal Communities http://www.clasp.org/highlights/report-highlights-the-impact-of-the-miechv-program Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/report-highlights-the-impact-of-the-miechv-program A CLASP report, written in collaboration with the Center for American Progress, highlights how the MIECHV program funding has played a central role in expanding home visiting services to vulnerable families.

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FMLA Anniversary Marks Progress, Reminds Us There’s More to Do http://www.clasp.org/highlights/fmla-anniversary-marks-progress-reminds-us-theres-more-to-do Thu, 05 Feb 2015 12:56:06 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/fmla-anniversary-marks-progress-reminds-us-theres-more-to-do WIOA: What Human Service Agencies and Advocates Need to Know http://www.clasp.org/highlights/wioa-what-human-service-agencies-and-advocates-need-to-know Thu, 05 Feb 2015 10:13:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/wioa-what-human-service-agencies-and-advocates-need-to-know The President’s Budget: Select Investments In Education and Employment Pathways for Vulnerable Youth http://www.clasp.org/highlights/the-presidents-budget-select-investments-in-education-and-employment-pathways-for-vulnerable-youth Wed, 04 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/highlights/the-presidents-budget-select-investments-in-education-and-employment-pathways-for-vulnerable-youth