CLASP http://www.clasp.org/issues/postsecondary/highlights/rss CLASP Highlights Feed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 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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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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