CLASP http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/rss CLASP Highlights Feed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 In the Spotlight: CLASP’s Career Pathway Framework Highlighted in New Brief http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/in-the-spotlight-clasps-career-pathway-framework-highlighted-in-new-brief Fri, 06 Nov 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/in-the-spotlight-clasps-career-pathway-framework-highlighted-in-new-brief A new brief highlights major national and regional career pathways initiatives. CLASP’s Alliance for Quality Career Pathways framework, designed for community colleges and their partners, is among the frameworks highlighted. 

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Department of Education Clarifies Financial Aid Provision that Helps Low-Income Students http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/department-of-education-clarifies-financial-aid-provision-that-helps-low-income-students Mon, 02 Nov 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/department-of-education-clarifies-financial-aid-provision-that-helps-low-income-students On October 22, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) responded to concerns and recommendations from institutions and advocates, including CLASP, about implementing the Ability to Benefit (ATB) provision.

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CLASP Highlights Career Pathways in New Book on Workforce, Education Strategies http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/clasp-highlights-career-pathways-in-new-book-on-workforce-education-strategies Wed, 14 Oct 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/clasp-highlights-career-pathways-in-new-book-on-workforce-education-strategies A new book from the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Kansas City and Rutgers University’s John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development examines the state of today’s labor market and strategies to improve workforce development and education.

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NCES Releases New Data on Today’s Nontraditional Students http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/nces-releases-new-data-on-todays-nontraditional-students Fri, 09 Oct 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/nces-releases-new-data-on-todays-nontraditional-students NCES released a report with descriptive statistics about nontraditional undergraduate students.

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The Power of Alignment: An Examination of Shifting Gears 8 Years Later http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/the-power-of-alignment-an-examination-of-shifting-gears-8-years-later Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/the-power-of-alignment-an-examination-of-shifting-gears-8-years-later A new report from the Joyce Foundation documents the collaborative power of education and workforce development systems to produce better outcomes for low-wage, low-skilled adults.

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Using Post-College Labor Market Outcomes: Policy Challenges and Choices http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/using-post-college-labor-market-outcomes-policy-challenges-and-choices Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/using-post-college-labor-market-outcomes-policy-challenges-and-choices This paper presents five recommendations that policymakers should follow before they consider using earnings for high-stakes accountability purposes.

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Live Webcast of National Credentialing Summit http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/live-webcast-of-national-credentialing-summit Thu, 01 Oct 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/live-webcast-of-national-credentialing-summit On October 5, CLASP, Lumina Foundation, and the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce will co-convene the National Credentialing Summit.

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Department of Education Announces Significant Change Simplifying Application for Federal Financial Aid http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/department-of-education-announces-significant-change-simplifying-application-for-federal-financial-aid Tue, 15 Sep 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/department-of-education-announces-significant-change-simplifying-application-for-federal-financial-aid President Obama announced a significant policy shift that will help low-income students access college financial aid by making the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) simpler to complete.

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College Scorecard adds earnings data to help students make better decisions http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/college-scorecard-adds-earnings-data-to-help-students-make-better-decisions Mon, 14 Sep 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/college-scorecard-adds-earnings-data-to-help-students-make-better-decisions The U.S. Department of Education released the much-anticipated College Scorecard, a data tool that allows prospective students and others to view and compare information about colleges and universities.

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Ahead of the Curve: Health Care Career Pathway Programs Meet Their Goal a Year Early http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/ahead-of-the-curve-health-care-career-pathway-programs-meet-their-goal-a-year-early Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/ahead-of-the-curve-health-care-career-pathway-programs-meet-their-goal-a-year-early New data on HPOG’s career pathways, which focus on health-related employment, reveal high rates of persistence, completion, and job attainment.

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Engaging HEA as a Tool to Address the Needs of Non-Traditional Students: CLASP Recommendations for HEA Reauthorization http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/engaging-hea-as-a-tool-to-address-the-needs-of-non-traditional-students-clasp-recommendations-for-hea-reauthorization Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/engaging-hea-as-a-tool-to-address-the-needs-of-non-traditional-students-clasp-recommendations-for-hea-reauthorization CLASP has updated its policy priorities for reforming the HEA.

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Reform the HEA to Address the Unmet Needs of Low-Income and Non-Traditional Students http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/reform-the-hea-to-address-the-unmet-needs-of-low-income-and-non-traditional-students Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/reform-the-hea-to-address-the-unmet-needs-of-low-income-and-non-traditional-students CLASP has updated its policy priorities for reforming the HEA.

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WIOA State Plans: Proposed Requirements and Opportunities for Action http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/wioa-state-plans-proposed-requirements-and-opportunities-for-action Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/wioa-state-plans-proposed-requirements-and-opportunities-for-action As part of WIOA implementation, the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Labor (DOL), together with three other federal agencies, released a formal Information Collection Request that contains proposed required elements of states plans.

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America’s College Promise Act: New Legislation supporting our Nation’s students, workforce, and economy http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/americas-college-promise-act-new-legislation-supporting-our-nations-students-workforce-and-economy Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/americas-college-promise-act-new-legislation-supporting-our-nations-students-workforce-and-economy Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), along with House Education and Workforce Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA), introduced the America’s College Promise Act of 2015 to make higher education more accessible and affordable for students.

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Senate Appropriations Bill Reduces Funding for Education and Training Programs Critical for Low-Income Students http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/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/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/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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Minority Credential Attainment: Data Show that Field of Study is Make-or-Break for Minority Credential Earners http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/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/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/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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The Changing Landscape of High School Equivalency in the U.S.: Options, Issues, and Improvement Strategies http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/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/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/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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New Department of Education Guidance Expands Access to Federal Student Aid for Students in Career Pathways http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/new-department-of-education-guidance-expands-access-to-federal-student-aid-for-students-in-career-pathways Wed, 27 May 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/new-department-of-education-guidance-expands-access-to-federal-student-aid-for-students-in-career-pathways The U.S. Department of Education released important institutional guidance on student eligibility for Pell Grants and other student financial aid.

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Making a Place for Non-Traditional Students in Free, Reduced Price College Programs http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/making-a-place-for-non-traditional-students-in-free-reduced-price-college-programs Thu, 21 May 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/making-a-place-for-non-traditional-students-in-free-reduced-price-college-programs CLASP supports President Obama’s America’s College Promise plan, which would provide two years of tuition- and fee-free community college nationwide. In this brief, we highlight the few innovative programs that are more accessible for non-traditional students.

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“Priority of Service” Provision in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Targeting Funding to Serve More High-Need Adults http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/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/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/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/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/promoting-economic-and-career-success-for-low-income-youth-and-adults-a-preview-of-the-proposed-wioa-regulations Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:28:51 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/promoting-economic-and-career-success-for-low-income-youth-and-adults-a-preview-of-the-proposed-wioa-regulations Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Draft Regulations Released http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/workforce-innovation-and-opportunity-act-wioa-draft-regulations-released Thu, 02 Apr 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/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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Studies Confirm Favorable Long-term Impacts for Adult Basic Education Program Participants http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/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/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/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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Mixed Enrollment Status: Favorable for Non-First-Time Student Degree Completion http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/mixed-enrollment-status-favorable-for-non-first-time-student-degree-completion Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/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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Career Pathways: More Information Still Needed http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/highlights/career-pathways-more-information-still-needed Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/basic-skills-and-workforce-training/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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