CLASP http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/rss CLASP Highlights Feed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 America’s College Promise Act: New Legislation supporting our Nation’s students, workforce, and economy http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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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Senate Appropriations Committee’s Labor/H Budget Puts Arbitrary Caps Ahead of Low-Income Families http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/senate-appropriations-committees-laborh-budget-puts-arbitrary-caps-ahead-of-low-income-families Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:16:59 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/senate-appropriations-committees-laborh-budget-puts-arbitrary-caps-ahead-of-low-income-families Department of Education: College Ratings System Will Focus on Helping Students Make Better Decisions http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/department-of-education-college-ratings-system-will-focus-on-helping-students-make-better-decisions Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/department-of-education-college-ratings-system-will-focus-on-helping-students-make-better-decisions The U.S. Department of Education announced its multi-year effort to create a federal college ratings system focusing on providing consumer information to students.

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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/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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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CLASP Submits Comments on WIOA Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRMs) http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/clasp-submits-comments-on-wioa-notices-of-proposed-rulemaking-nprms Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/clasp-submits-comments-on-wioa-notices-of-proposed-rulemaking-nprms CLASP submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on three Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRMs), each of which addressed different aspects of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

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CLASP Comments to the Departments of Education (ED) and Labor (DOL) on WIOA Joint ED/DOL Proposed Regulations http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/clasp-comments-to-the-departments-of-education-ed-and-labor-dol-on-wioa-joint-eddol-proposed-regulations Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/clasp-comments-to-the-departments-of-education-ed-and-labor-dol-on-wioa-joint-eddol-proposed-regulations CLASP Comments to the Departments of Education (ED) and Labor (DOL) on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Joint ED/DOL Proposed Regulations regarding state planning, performance accountability, and the one-stop system.

 

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CLASP Comments on WIOA Title I Proposed Regulations http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/clasp-comments-on-wioa-title-i-proposed-regulations Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/clasp-comments-on-wioa-title-i-proposed-regulations CLASP Comments to the Department of Labor on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Proposed Regulations.

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CLASP Comments on WIOA Title II Adult Education and Family Literacy Act Proposed Regulations http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/clasp-comments-on-wioa-title-ii-adult-education-and-family-literacy-act-proposed-regulations Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/clasp-comments-on-wioa-title-ii-adult-education-and-family-literacy-act-proposed-regulations CLASP comments to the Department of Education on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title II Adult Education and Family Literacy Act Proposed Regulations.

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Connecting Credentials to Improve Economic Mobility http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/connecting-credentials-to-improve-economic-mobility Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/connecting-credentials-to-improve-economic-mobility CLASP, in partnership with Lumina Foundation and more than 40 other organizations, is cosponsoring a national dialogue on how to transform our nation’s highly diverse and fragmented education and workforce credentialing system.

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Barriers to Success: Unmet Financial Need for Low-Income Students of Color in Community College http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/barriers-to-success-unmet-financial-need-for-low-income-students-of-color-in-community-college Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/barriers-to-success-unmet-financial-need-for-low-income-students-of-color-in-community-college The increase in college costs, coupled with the decreased funding for financial aid, have led to sizable gaps in unmet need, pushing college out of reach for many low-income students of color.

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Barriers to Success: High Unmet Financial Need Continues to Endanger Higher Education Opportunities for Low-Income Students http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/barriers-to-success-high-unmet-financial-need-continues-to-endanger-higher-education-opportunities-for-low-income-students Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/barriers-to-success-high-unmet-financial-need-continues-to-endanger-higher-education-opportunities-for-low-income-students CLASP’s 2013 “Mind the Gap” paper shined a spotlight on the problem of unmet need among community college students. Updated findings confirm that unmet financial need still remains a serious concern.

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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/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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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Subsidized Employment Programs: Goals and Design http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/subsidized-employment-programs-goals-and-design Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/subsidized-employment-programs-goals-and-design This brief is informed by the literature on subsidized employment and makes recommendations on how programs can be targeted at improving the long-term employability of adults and youth with severe barriers to employment.

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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/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/highlights/promoting-economic-and-career-success-for-low-income-youth-and-adults-a-preview-of-the-proposed-wioa-regulations Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:21:56 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/promoting-economic-and-career-success-for-low-income-youth-and-adults-a-preview-of-the-proposed-wioa-regulations Studies Confirm Favorable Long-term Impacts for Adult Basic Education Program Participants http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Draft Regulations Released http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/workforce-innovation-and-opportunity-act-wioa-draft-regulations-released Thu, 02 Apr 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/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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Mixed Enrollment Status: Favorable for Non-First-Time Student Degree Completion http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/highlights/career-pathways-more-information-still-needed Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/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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Education Tax Credits: Refundability Critical to Making Credits Helpful to Low-Income Students and Families http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/education-tax-credits-refundability-critical-to-making-credits-helpful-to-low-income-students-and-families Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/education-tax-credits-refundability-critical-to-making-credits-helpful-to-low-income-students-and-families Half of all non-loan federal student aid is now offered as tax benefits for educational costs in the form of credits, deductions, and college savings accounts. These benefits help students and families offset the costs of their postsecondary education with tax savings. This brief explains the tax provisions that would be affected by recent proposals, compares them all, and examines how different types of students would be affected under each proposal.

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Proposed Arizona Budget Widens Gap to Economic Security for Low-Income Families http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/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/issues/postsecondary/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/issues/postsecondary/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/issues/postsecondary/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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