CLASP http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/rss CLASP Highlights Feed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 Call for a Conversation on Creating a Competency-Based Credentialing Ecosystem http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/call-for-a-conversation-on-creating-a-competency-based-credentialing-ecosystem Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/call-for-a-conversation-on-creating-a-competency-based-credentialing-ecosystem National Partners Call for a Conversation on Creating a Competency-Based Credentialing Ecosystem http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/national-partners-call-for-a-conversation-on-creating-a-competency-based-credentialing-ecosystem Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/national-partners-call-for-a-conversation-on-creating-a-competency-based-credentialing-ecosystem Joint Submission to Request for Information on Experimental Sites http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/joint-submission-to-request-for-information-on-experimental-sites Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/joint-submission-to-request-for-information-on-experimental-sites Ryan Budget Offers Bleak Future for Aspiring Low-Income College Students http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/ryan-budget-offers-bleak-future-for-aspiring-low-income-college-students Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/ryan-budget-offers-bleak-future-for-aspiring-low-income-college-students Amid Rising College Costs, State Funding for Need-Based Aid is Too Low http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/amid-rising-college-costs-state-funding-for-need-based-aid-is-too-low Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/amid-rising-college-costs-state-funding-for-need-based-aid-is-too-low Scaling “Stackable Credentials”: Implications for Implementation and Policy http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/scaling-stackable-credentials-implications-for-implementation-and-policy Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/scaling-stackable-credentials-implications-for-implementation-and-policy This paper identifies five strategies several states, community colleges and their partners are using to create “stackable credentials.” Students can accumulate stackable credentials over time to build up their qualifications and help them move along a career pathway or up a career ladder to different and potentially higher paying jobs. The paper discusses policy and institutional barriers these states and colleges have been working to overcome as they create credentials that have value in the labor market and postsecondary educational credit and credentialing systems.  

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Higher Education is a Top Priority in President Obama's FY 2015 Budget http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/higher-education-is-a-top-priority-in-president-obamas-fy-2015-budget Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/higher-education-is-a-top-priority-in-president-obamas-fy-2015-budget From Adult Education to College: Success Factors, Challenges, and Tools http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/from-adult-education-to-college-success-factors-challenges-and-tools Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:36:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/from-adult-education-to-college-success-factors-challenges-and-tools MDRC's report, Beyond the GED: Promising Models for Moving High School Dropouts to College, provides a snapshot of innovative adult education programs and the challenges involved in helping high school dropouts acquire a GED and gain postsecondary credentials.

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Workforce Data Quality Campaign (WDQC) Launches Effort to Improve Data and Information on Postsecondary Education and Training http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/workforce-data-quality-campaign-wdqc-launches-effort-to-improve-data-and-information-on-postsecondary-education-and-training Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:21:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/workforce-data-quality-campaign-wdqc-launches-effort-to-improve-data-and-information-on-postsecondary-education-and-training The Workforce Data Quality Campaign (WDQC) recently launched a new website, www.workforcedqc.org and issued a new report, Making Workforce Data Work about steps policymakers can take to improve the availability and quality of information about postsecondary education and training. CLASP is one of nine national partners helping to shape the WDQC’s policy agenda to ensure that data systems are better aligned and include more information on students that are helpful to educators, students, employers, and policymakers.

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CLASP Comments on Proposed Postsecondary Institution Rating System http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/clasp-comments-on-proposed-postsecondary-institution-rating-system Wed, 05 Feb 2014 17:30:47 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/clasp-comments-on-proposed-postsecondary-institution-rating-system CLASP Comments on Proposed Postsecondary Institution Rating System.

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CLASP Comments on House Hearing Keeping College within Reach http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/clasp-comments-on-house-hearing-keeping-college-within-reach Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/clasp-comments-on-house-hearing-keeping-college-within-reach CLASP offers recommendations for Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act in response to the January 28, 2014 House Education and the Workforce Committee, Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Hearing “Keeping College within Reach: Sharing Best Practices for Serving Low-Income and First Generation Students”.

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Getting Remediation Right: New Insights from California http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/getting-remediation-right-new-insights-from-california Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/getting-remediation-right-new-insights-from-california Keeping Pell on Track to Help Low-Income Americans Afford College http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/keeping-pell-on-track-to-help-low-income-americans-afford-college Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/keeping-pell-on-track-to-help-low-income-americans-afford-college The Save Pell Coalition, of which CLASP is a member, has released new findings on the current state of the Pell Grant program and the many students who are counting on it.

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Consortium Reforms Shift Tax-Based Student Aid to Families Who Most Struggle with College Costs http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/consortium-reforms-shift-tax-based-student-aid-to-families-who-most-struggle-with-college-costs Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/consortium-reforms-shift-tax-based-student-aid-to-families-who-most-struggle-with-college-costs Our package of reforms would realign the $34 billion federal investment in tax-based student aid with national goals of increasing college affordability, access, and success.

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Wealthiest Families Receive Largest Share of Tax-Based Student Aid http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/wealthiest-families-receive-largest-share-of-tax-based-student-aid Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/wealthiest-families-receive-largest-share-of-tax-based-student-aid In 2013, the largest share (over 30 percent) of the federal government's $34 billion investment in tax-based student aid will go to the wealthiest fifth of American households.

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Students with Least Amount of Need Receive the Most Tax-Based Student Aid http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/students-with-least-amount-of-need-receive-the-most-tax-based-student-aid Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/students-with-least-amount-of-need-receive-the-most-tax-based-student-aid The federal government spends nearly $34 billion annually on student aid delivered through the tax system--a billion more than it spends on Pell Grants. Despite extensive research showing that low- and modest-income families are more likely to respond to changes in college costs and student aid, this tax aid provides substantial support to higher-income families who are well beyond middle class.

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The 34 Billion Dollar Question: Is Tax-Based Aid Advancing College Access and Completion Goals? http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/the-34-billion-dollar-question-is-tax-based-aid-advancing-college-access-and-completion-goals Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/the-34-billion-dollar-question-is-tax-based-aid-advancing-college-access-and-completion-goals Higher Education Tax Reform: A Shared Agenda for Increasing College Affordability, Access, and Success http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/higher-education-tax-reform-a-shared-agenda-for-increasing-college-affordability-access-and-success Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/higher-education-tax-reform-a-shared-agenda-for-increasing-college-affordability-access-and-success Nearly One in Five Americans Has Low Basic Skills, but Solutions Exist to Strengthen America's Workforce http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/nearly-one-in-five-americans-has-low-basic-skills-but-solutions-exist-to-strengthen-americas-workforce Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/nearly-one-in-five-americans-has-low-basic-skills-but-solutions-exist-to-strengthen-americas-workforce From PIAAC to Policy Solutions: Promoting Postsecondary and Economic Success for Low-Skilled Workers http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/from-piaac-to-policy-solutions-promoting-postsecondary-and-economic-success-for-low-skilled-workers Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/from-piaac-to-policy-solutions-promoting-postsecondary-and-economic-success-for-low-skilled-workers CLASP and Greater Twin Cities United Way to host forum on Career Pathways http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/clasp-and-greater-twin-cities-united-way-to-host-forum-on-career-pathways Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/clasp-and-greater-twin-cities-united-way-to-host-forum-on-career-pathways U.S. Workers Lagging Behind on Basic Skills http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/u-s-workers-lagging-behind-on-basic-skills Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/u-s-workers-lagging-behind-on-basic-skills 90 Days Left! CLASP Welcomes Your Feedback on the Alliance for Quality Career Pathways Beta Framework http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/90-days-left-clasp-welcomes-your-feedback-on-the-alliance-for-quality-career-pathways-beta-framework Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/90-days-left-clasp-welcomes-your-feedback-on-the-alliance-for-quality-career-pathways-beta-framework CLASP and the Alliance partners are collecting feedback on the Beta Framework until December 31, 2013; there are 90 days left to submit feedback on the criteria, indicators, and shared metrics to careerpathways@clasp.org. Our Alliance partners are in the process of reviewing the framework with key stakeholders, practitioners, and community leaders, as well as field-testing it in their states.

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More Aid, Better Results: No-strings-attached financial aid keeps students on the road to success http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/more-aid-better-results-no-strings-attached-financial-aid-keeps-students-on-the-road-to-success Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/more-aid-better-results-no-strings-attached-financial-aid-keeps-students-on-the-road-to-success President Lays Out Bold Agenda for Higher Education Reform http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/president-lays-out-bold-agenda-for-higher-education-reform Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/president-lays-out-bold-agenda-for-higher-education-reform