CLASP http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/rss CLASP Highlights Feed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 Congress Considers Bill with Increases in Funding for Education and Training Programs that Serve Low-income Youth and Adults http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/congress-considers-bill-with-increases-in-funding-for-education-and-training-programs-that-serve-low-income-youth-and-adults Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/congress-considers-bill-with-increases-in-funding-for-education-and-training-programs-that-serve-low-income-youth-and-adults This week, the U.S. House and Senate are considering an omnibus funding bill for FY 2016 (the fiscal year that began on October 1. Following the budget agreement made earlier this fall, an increase in the overall discretionary budget authority allowed Congress to increase funding for much-needed investments. The bill provides modest boosts in funding for key programs for low-income adults and youth in the areas of workforce development, postsecondary education, and offers important supports for other investments that will help disadvantaged and out-of-school youth. As part of this legislative package, Congress is considering changes to the tax code that would make improvements to key refundable tax credits programs that support working families and students.

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The Potential of ESSA to Support Low-income Young Children and Disconnected Youth http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/the-potential-of-essa-to-support-low-income-young-children-and-disconnected-youth Fri, 18 Dec 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/the-potential-of-essa-to-support-low-income-young-children-and-disconnected-youth Last week, President Obama signed the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) or No Child Left Behind Act. The new law, renamed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), includes provisions that have the potential to advance educational equity for some of our most marginalized youth and young children, if state and local leaders and policymakers seize the opportunity. 

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Keeping Connected Fall 2015 Edition http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/keeping-connected-fall-2015-edition Wed, 04 Nov 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/keeping-connected-fall-2015-edition Young Adults and TANF: Rethinking Work Activities http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/young-adults-and-tanf-rethinking-work-activities Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:19:18 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/young-adults-and-tanf-rethinking-work-activities Eligibility Determination for Out-of-School Youth: Making it Easier for Out-Of-School Youth to Access Services http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/eligibility-determination-for-out-of-school-youth-making-it-easier-for-out-of-school-youth-to-access-services Mon, 28 Sep 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/eligibility-determination-for-out-of-school-youth-making-it-easier-for-out-of-school-youth-to-access-services States can establish a state-wide policy that promotes self-attestation and self-certification as acceptable—and preferable—for upfront eligibility determination of out-of-school youth in "high-risk" categories.

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Youth Governance: Strengthening and Maintaining Youth Committees to Improve Services for Youth http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/youth-governance-strengthening-and-maintaining-youth-committees-to-improve-services-for-youth Mon, 28 Sep 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/youth-governance-strengthening-and-maintaining-youth-committees-to-improve-services-for-youth These strategic planning entities are critical to directly link youth stakeholders and experts to decision making about funding and resource allocation, service implementation, performance measures, and reporting.

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Investing in Young Men of Color as Community Assets http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/investing-in-young-men-of-color-as-community-assets-youth Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/investing-in-young-men-of-color-as-community-assets-youth Keeping Connected Summer 2015 Edition http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/keeping-connected-summer-2015-edition Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/keeping-connected-summer-2015-edition CLASP Comments on WIOA Title I Proposed Regulations http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/clasp-comments-on-wioa-title-i-proposed-regulations-highlights Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/clasp-comments-on-wioa-title-i-proposed-regulations-highlights Course, Counselor, and Teacher Gaps: Addressing the College Readiness Challenge in High-Poverty High Schools http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/course-counselor-and-teacher-gaps-addressing-the-college-readiness-challenge-in-high-poverty-high-schools-highlights Fri, 05 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/course-counselor-and-teacher-gaps-addressing-the-college-readiness-challenge-in-high-poverty-high-schools-highlights The Changing Landscape of High School Equivalency in the U.S.: Options, Issues, and Improvement Strategies http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/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/youth/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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ESEA Reauthorization: Challenges & Opportunities http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/esea-reauthorization-challenges-opportunities-highlights Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/esea-reauthorization-challenges-opportunities-highlights Promoting Economic and Career Success for Low-Income Youth and Adults: A Preview of the Proposed WIOA Regulations http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/promoting-economic-and-career-success-for-low-income-youth-and-adults-a-preview-of-the-proposed-wioa-regulations Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:22:56 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/promoting-economic-and-career-success-for-low-income-youth-and-adults-a-preview-of-the-proposed-wioa-regulations College Preparation for African American Students: Gaps in the High School Educational Experience http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/college-preparation-for-african-american-students-gaps-in-the-high-school-educational-experience Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/college-preparation-for-african-american-students-gaps-in-the-high-school-educational-experience Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Draft Regulations Released http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/workforce-innovation-and-opportunity-act-wioa-draft-regulations-released Thu, 02 Apr 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/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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The President’s Budget: Select Investments In Education and Employment Pathways for Vulnerable Youth http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/the-presidents-budget-select-investments-in-education-and-employment-pathways-for-vulnerable-youth Wed, 04 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/the-presidents-budget-select-investments-in-education-and-employment-pathways-for-vulnerable-youth Our Youth, Our Economy, Our Future: A Road Map for Investing in the Nation's Talent Pipeline http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/our-youth-our-economy-our-future-a-road-map-for-investing-in-the-nations-talent-pipeline Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/our-youth-our-economy-our-future-a-road-map-for-investing-in-the-nations-talent-pipeline WIOA Creates New Opportunities to Improve Economic and Career Success for Low-Income Youth and Adults http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/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/youth/highlights/new-opportunities-to-improve-economic-and-career-success-for-low-income-youth-and-adults EITC Expansion Proposals: What’s at Stake for Young Workers http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/eitc-expansion-proposals-whats-at-stake-for-young-workers Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:07:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/eitc-expansion-proposals-whats-at-stake-for-young-workers Opportunity Says It All: How Five Communities Are Supporting the Transformation, Education and Employment Success of Young Black Men http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/opportunity-says-it-all-how-five-communities-are-supporting-the-transformation-education-and-employment-success-of-young-black-men Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/opportunity-says-it-all-how-five-communities-are-supporting-the-transformation-education-and-employment-success-of-young-black-men This report describes how select stakeholders in five communities articulate and define success for disconnected and off-track young black men; discusses how communities have designed interventions and supportive policies for disconnected and off-track youth; lays out successful approaches and interventions that attract young men into programs and offers examples that address the needs of young black men; and highlights barriers to employment faced by young black men and the strategies utilized by workforce systems and programs to get them employed.

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Investing in Boys and Young Men of Color: The Promise and Opportunity http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/investing-in-boys-and-young-men-of-color Fri, 30 May 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/investing-in-boys-and-young-men-of-color KIDS COUNT Report Underscores Need for Holistic Approach to Supporting Child Well-Being http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/kids-count-report-underscores-need-for-holistic-approach-to-supporting-child-well-being Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/kids-count-report-underscores-need-for-holistic-approach-to-supporting-child-well-being Keeping Connected Summer 2014 Edition http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/keeping-connected-summer-2014-edition Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/keeping-connected-summer-2014-edition Workforce Reauthorization Passes Senate, Potential Game Changer for Low-Income Youth http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/workforce-reauthorization-passes-senate-potential-game-changer Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:58:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/workforce-reauthorization-passes-senate-potential-game-changer Issue Brief: Focus on Healthy Communities http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/brief-healthy-communities Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/brief-healthy-communities