CLASP http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/rss CLASP Highlights Feed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 A Coming of Age Story for Career Pathways http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/a-coming-of-age-story-for-career-pathways Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/a-coming-of-age-story-for-career-pathways WIOA provides a comprehensive definition of a career pathway program and signals the move toward career pathway system building. However, new and existing partnerships may still wonder what exactly is meant by “career pathways.”

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New Study on Postsecondary Outcomes for Returning Adult Students http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/new-study-on-postsecondary-outcomes-for-returning-adult-students Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:19:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/new-study-on-postsecondary-outcomes-for-returning-adult-students OCTAE Provides a “One-Stop” Shop for Career Pathways Resources http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/octae-provides-a-one-stop-shop-for-career-pathways-resources Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/octae-provides-a-one-stop-shop-for-career-pathways-resources OCTAE in the U.S. Department of Education launched a new initiative earlier this year to provide numerous valuable resources that can benefit practitioners, policymakers, administrators, funders, and others develop career pathways.

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WIOA Creates New Opportunities to Improve Economic and Career Success for Low-Income Youth and Adults http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/new-opportunities-to-improve-economic-and-career-success-for-low-income-youth-and-adults Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/new-opportunities-to-improve-economic-and-career-success-for-low-income-youth-and-adults Student Voices: Competency-Based Education Key to Improving College Completion and Career Advancement for Adult Students http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/student-voices-competency-based-education-key-to-improving-college-completion-and-career-advancement-for-adult-students Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/student-voices-competency-based-education-key-to-improving-college-completion-and-career-advancement-for-adult-students This is the final installment of our Student Voices series, featuring powerful testimonials from actual students to the need for a comprehensive reform of the Higher Education Act.

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A "How-To" Guide on Using Student Workers to Provide Comprehensive Student Financial Supports http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/a-how-to-guide-on-using-student-workers-to-provide-comprehensive-student-financial-supports Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/a-how-to-guide-on-using-student-workers-to-provide-comprehensive-student-financial-supports This brief offers practical guidance to colleges that wish to provide students access to public benefits by incorporating student workers into their student support service activities. Student workers can effectively conduct a substantial portion of work related to accessing public benefits, including outreach, screening, application assistance, counseling, referrals, and data tracking.

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Using Student Workers to Provide Comprehensive Financial Supports to Increase College Completion http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/using-student-workers-to-provide-comprehensive-financial-supports-to-increase-college-completion Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/using-student-workers-to-provide-comprehensive-financial-supports-to-increase-college-completion Three of the colleges—Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), LaGuardia Community College (LAGCC), and Skyline College—used innovative and successful strategies to implement their benefits access work through the use of student workers.

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Testimony for the Record to the U.S. Department of Education’s Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance (ACSFA) on the Proposed Postsecondary Institution Rating System (PIRS) http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/testimony-for-the-record-to-the-u-s-department-of-educations-advisory-committee-on-student-financial-assistance-acsfa-on-the-proposed-postsecondary-institution-rating-system-pirs Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/testimony-for-the-record-to-the-u-s-department-of-educations-advisory-committee-on-student-financial-assistance-acsfa-on-the-proposed-postsecondary-institution-rating-system-pirs CLASP testifies that PIRS must be designed with significant care so as not to create disincentives for institutions to focus resources on serving low-income and underprepared students.

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Student Voices: Federal Work-Study Provides Greater Support toward College Persistence and Career Entry http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/student-voices-federal-work-study-provides-greater-support-toward-college-persistence-and-career-entry Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/student-voices-federal-work-study-provides-greater-support-toward-college-persistence-and-career-entry This is the second installment of our Student Voices series, featuring powerful testimonials from actual students to the need for a comprehensive reform of the Higher Education Act.

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Student Voices: Financial Supports Key to College Persistence, Completion http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/student-voices-financial-supports-key-to-college-persistence-completion Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/student-voices-financial-supports-key-to-college-persistence-completion This is the first installment of our Student Voices series, which will feature a new student story every week in September. These powerful testimonials from actual students speak to the need for a comprehensive reform of the Higher Education Act.

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HPOG’s Year Three Annual Report Highlights Success Preparing Low-Income Individuals for Health Professions http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/hpogs-year-three-annual-report-highlights-success-preparing-low-income-individuals-for-health-professions Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/hpogs-year-three-annual-report-highlights-success-preparing-low-income-individuals-for-health-professions HPOG’s recently released Year Three Annual Report highlights the success to date of HPOG career pathway programs in educating and training low-income, lower-skilled adults for health professions.

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Federal Competency-Based Education Experiments Can Help Low-Income Students Obtain Valuable Postsecondary Credentials http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/federal-experiments-offer-new-opportunities-to-increase-postsecondary-credential-attainment-and-improve-affordability-of-postsecondary-education-for-low-income-working-and-under-prepared-students Mon, 04 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/federal-experiments-offer-new-opportunities-to-increase-postsecondary-credential-attainment-and-improve-affordability-of-postsecondary-education-for-low-income-working-and-under-prepared-students On July 31, the US Department of Education issued an invitation to postsecondary institutions to participate in experiments designed to test three competency-based approaches to improve student outcomes under the federal financial aid.

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House Package of Higher Education Bills Tackles Critical Issues; More Work Needed to Improve Access and Success for Low-Income Students http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/house-package-of-higher-education-bills-tackles-critical-issues-more-work-needed-to-improve-access-and-success-for-low-income-students Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/house-package-of-higher-education-bills-tackles-critical-issues-more-work-needed-to-improve-access-and-success-for-low-income-students Last week, the House passed four bipartisan higher education bills critical to low-income, non-traditional students. Unlike the Senate, the House Education and Workforce Committee is taking a piecemeal approach to reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, and these bills are part of that plan. The bills address a number of CLASP’s higher education objectives—such as increasing data transparency for students, better targeting of education tax credits to low-income students, and providing greater means for students pursuing competency-based education—but do have shortcomings, particularly for the growing proportion of non-traditional undergraduate students.

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Education Tax Credits Bill Takes a Partisan Turn on Way to House Floor http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/education-tax-credits-bill-takes-a-partisan-turn-on-way-to-house-floor Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:56:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/education-tax-credits-bill-takes-a-partisan-turn-on-way-to-house-floor The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Becomes Law; CLASP Looks toward Implementation http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/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/issues/postsecondary/highlights/the-workforce-innovation-and-opportunity-act-becomes-law-clasp-looks-toward-implementation On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), enacted by large bipartisan majorities in both the House and the Senate, after 11 years of debate to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

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CLASP to Present at Transforming U.S. Workforce Development Policies for the 21st Century Conference http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/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/issues/postsecondary/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/issues/postsecondary/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/issues/postsecondary/highlights/congress-revitalizes-job-training-and-workforce-development-programs-with-the-passage-of-wioa We applaud Congress for taking this important first step to create a workforce development system that better enables states and communities to meet the needs of low-income workers by improving connections to employment and training opportunities that will lead to economic prosperity for themselves and their families.

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Shared Vision, Strong Systems: The Alliance for Quality Career Pathways Framework Version 1.0 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/shared-vision-strong-systems-the-alliance-for-quality-career-pathways-framework-version-1-0 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/shared-vision-strong-systems-the-alliance-for-quality-career-pathways-framework-version-1-0 Defining, Strengthening, and Measuring Quality Career Pathways and Systems: The Alliance for Quality Career Pathways Releases Framework http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/defining-strengthening-and-measuring-quality-career-pathways-and-systems-the-alliance-for-quality-career-pathways-releases-framework Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/defining-strengthening-and-measuring-quality-career-pathways-and-systems-the-alliance-for-quality-career-pathways-releases-framework Senate Passes Long-Awaited Workforce Reauthorization http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/senate-passes-long-awaited-workforce-reauth Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:47:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/senate-passes-long-awaited-workforce-reauth Making the American Opportunity Tax Credit Work for Low-Income People http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/making-the-american-opportunity-tax-credit-work-for-low-income-people Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:11:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/making-the-american-opportunity-tax-credit-work-for-low-income-people Help When It's Needed: Advancing the AOTC http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/help-when-its-needed-advancing-aotc Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:06:52 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/help-when-its-needed-advancing-aotc This report by the Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (C-PES) at CLASP outlines a timely delivery system of the AOTC that would enable more low-income students to enroll and stay in college. 

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Senate Subcommittee Continues Investments to Keep College Affordable for Low-Income Students http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/senate-subcommittee-continues-investments-to-keep-college-affordable-for-low-income-students Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/senate-subcommittee-continues-investments-to-keep-college-affordable-for-low-income-students Recently, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies marked up a bill would continue funding for financial aid programs that make college possible for low-income and underprepared students.

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CLASP Provides Leadership in Building a Shared Vision and Knowledge Base for Career Pathways http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/clasp-provides-leadership-in-building-a-shared-vision-and-knowledge-base-for-career-pathways Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/clasp-provides-leadership-in-building-a-shared-vision-and-knowledge-base-for-career-pathways CLASP commends the Obama Administration and the departments for their leadership and commitment to career pathways and was pleased to submit a response to the RFI.

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Response to the Federal Request for Information on Adoption of Career Pathways Approaches for the Delivery of Education, Training, Employment, and Human Services http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/response-to-the-federal-request-for-information-on-adoption-of-career-pathways-approaches-for-the-delivery-of-education-training-employment-and-human-services Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/response-to-the-federal-request-for-information-on-adoption-of-career-pathways-approaches-for-the-delivery-of-education-training-employment-and-human-services CLASP commends the Obama Administration and the departments for their leadership and commitment to career pathways and was pleased to submit a response to the RFI.

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