CLASP http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/rss CLASP Highlights Feed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 Outcomes-Based Funding in Higher Education: Unintended Negative Impacts on Low-Income and Underprepared Students http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/outcomes-based-funding-in-higher-education-unintended-negative-impacts-on-low-income-and-underprepared-students Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:52:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/outcomes-based-funding-in-higher-education-unintended-negative-impacts-on-low-income-and-underprepared-students Pell Grant Freezes under House Budget Resolution http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/pell-grant-freezes-under-house-budget-resolution Wed, 23 Mar 2016 17:09:12 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/pell-grant-freezes-under-house-budget-resolution Advancing Financial Aid Reform through the Proposed SUCCESS Act http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/advancing-financial-aid-reform-through-the-proposed-success-act Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:12:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/advancing-financial-aid-reform-through-the-proposed-success-act Alliance States Continue Quality Career Pathway System Building http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/alliance-states-continue-quality-career-pathway-system-building Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:38:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/alliance-states-continue-quality-career-pathway-system-building GED Scoring Change Provides Opportunity for Career Pathway Alignment http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/ged-scoring-change-provides-opportunity-for-career-pathway-alignment Mon, 01 Feb 2016 10:51:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/ged-scoring-change-provides-opportunity-for-career-pathway-alignment Questions to Consider When Reviewing Draft WIOA State Plans http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/questions-to-consider-when-reviewing-draft-wioa-state-plans Wed, 20 Jan 2016 16:57:56 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/questions-to-consider-when-reviewing-draft-wioa-state-plans Pathways to an Affordable Education Act: Supporting Low-Income Students’ College Success and Completion http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/pathways-to-an-affordable-education-act-supporting-low-income-students-college-success-and-completion Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:45:55 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/pathways-to-an-affordable-education-act-supporting-low-income-students-college-success-and-completion New Requirement: WIOA State Plans Must Describe How to Prioritize Services for High-Need Adults http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/new-requirement-wioa-state-plans-must-describe-how-to-prioritize-services-for-high-need-adults Tue, 05 Jan 2016 16:18:35 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/new-requirement-wioa-state-plans-must-describe-how-to-prioritize-services-for-high-need-adults President Obama Signs into Law an Omnibus Spending Bill http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/president-obama-signs-into-law-an-omnibus-spending-bill Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/president-obama-signs-into-law-an-omnibus-spending-bill Bolstering Non-Traditional Student Success: A Comprehensive Student Aid System Using Financial Aid, Public Benefits, and Refundable Tax Credits http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/bolstering-non-traditional-student-success-a-comprehensive-student-aid-system-using-financial-aid-public-benefits-and-refundable-tax-credits Tue, 15 Dec 2015 14:15:23 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/bolstering-non-traditional-student-success-a-comprehensive-student-aid-system-using-financial-aid-public-benefits-and-refundable-tax-credits In the Spotlight: CLASP’s Career Pathway Framework Highlighted in New Brief http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/highlights/nces-releases-new-data-on-todays-nontraditional-students Fri, 09 Oct 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/highlights/using-post-college-labor-market-outcomes-policy-challenges-and-choices Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/highlights/live-webcast-of-national-credentialing-summit Thu, 01 Oct 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/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/postsecondary/highlights/wioa-state-plans-proposed-requirements-and-opportunities-for-action Wed, 12 Aug 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/wioa-state-plans-proposed-requirements-and-opportunities-for-action Last week, the U.S. Departments of Education (DOE) and Labor (DOL) took an important step toward implementing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Together with three other federal agencies, DOE and DOL released a formal Information Collection Request that seeks input from states and local areas and lays out their responsibilities under proposed WIOA requirements. 

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The JOBS Act: Expanding Pell Grants for Students in Workforce & Job Training Programs http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/the-jobs-act-expanding-pell-grants-for-students-in-workforce-job-training-programs Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:18:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/the-jobs-act-expanding-pell-grants-for-students-in-workforce-job-training-programs 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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