CLASP http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/rss CLASP Highlights Feed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 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 Issue Brief: Focus on Employment http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/brief-focus-on-employment Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/brief-focus-on-employment Issue Brief: Focus on Education http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/issue-focus-on-education Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/issue-focus-on-education Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) a Critical Step Forward for U.S. Workers http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/workforce-innovation-and-opportunity-act-wioa-a-critical-step-forward-for-u-s-workers Fri, 23 May 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/workforce-innovation-and-opportunity-act-wioa-a-critical-step-forward-for-u-s-workers CLASP supports the proposed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)—a bipartisan House-Senate effort to reauthorize the nation’s workforce development and adult education programs. At a time of sustained unemployment in many communities, these programs are designed to help young people and adult workers prepare for work or further education, find jobs, and build the skills employers need. The Workforce Investment Act, which WIOA would replace, was enacted in 1998.

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ACA Provision Could Help Thousands of Foster Care Youth If Implemented Effectively http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/aca-provision-could-help-thousands-of-foster-care-youth-if-implemented-effectively Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:33:32 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/aca-provision-could-help-thousands-of-foster-care-youth-if-implemented-effectively A provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could help thousands of former foster care youth who face distinct health care challenges.  However, its success will depend on state implementation.  A new report co-authored by CLASP Executive Director Olivia Golden and Urban Institute Research Associate Dina Emam offers specific recommendations to states to ensure these young people benefit from the provision.

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Improving Education Outcomes for African American Youth: Issues for Consideration and Discussion http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/improving-education-outcomes-for-african-american-youth-issues-for-consideration-and-discussion Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/improving-education-outcomes-for-african-american-youth-issues-for-consideration-and-discussion For far too long, the academic achievement level of African American students has been unacceptably low, despite an abundance of research on the topic and examples of best practices in communities across the nation.  In response to this ongoing crisis, CLASP has developed a memorandum with key recommendations to help President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans develop policies that reduce inequality and ensure African American youth have pathways to postsecondary education and good careers. The memorandum addresses many critical issues and intervention strategies to ensure youth are connected to school and employment, including implicit bias, culturally responsive pedagogy, school discipline, concentrated poverty, and socio-emotional health.

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CLASP Comments on House Hearing Keeping College within Reach http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/clasp-comments-on-house-hearing-keeping-college-within-reach Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/clasp-comments-on-house-hearing-keeping-college-within-reach CLASP offers recommendations for Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act in response to the January 28, 2014 House Education and the Workforce Committee, Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Hearing “Keeping College within Reach: Sharing Best Practices for Serving Low-Income and First Generation Students”.

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The High Cost of Youth Unemployment http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/the-high-cost-of-youth-unemployment Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/the-high-cost-of-youth-unemployment Nearly One in Five Americans Has Low Basic Skills, but Solutions Exist to Strengthen America's Workforce http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/nearly-one-in-five-americans-has-low-basic-skills-but-solutions-exist-to-strengthen-americas-workforce Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/nearly-one-in-five-americans-has-low-basic-skills-but-solutions-exist-to-strengthen-americas-workforce Creating Paths to College and the Urgency of Now http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/creating-paths-to-college-and-the-urgency-of-now Tue, 29 Oct 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/creating-paths-to-college-and-the-urgency-of-now CLASP Report Highlights the Challenge of Young Black Male Unemployment, Offers Policies, Practices to Address Deep-Seated Problem http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/clasp-report-highlights-the-challenge-of-young-black-male-unemployment-offers-policies-practices-to-address-deep-seated-problem Wed, 23 Oct 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/clasp-report-highlights-the-challenge-of-young-black-male-unemployment-offers-policies-practices-to-address-deep-seated-problem CLASP Responds to Senate Finance Committee Letter on Mental Health Improvements http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/clasp-responds-to-senate-finance-committee-letter-on-mental-health-improvements Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/clasp-responds-to-senate-finance-committee-letter-on-mental-health-improvements Half a Century Later: What Are the Economic Prospects for Young Black Men? http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/half-a-century-later-what-are-the-economic-prospects-for-young-black-men Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/half-a-century-later-what-are-the-economic-prospects-for-young-black-men Bi-Partisan Partnership Helps to Advance Workforce Legislation in the Senate http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/bi-partisan-partnership-helps-to-advance-workforce-legislation-in-the-senate Fri, 02 Aug 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/bi-partisan-partnership-helps-to-advance-workforce-legislation-in-the-senate Where Do We Go From Here? Solutions in the Wake of Trayvon Martin & George Zimmerman http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/where-do-we-go-from-here-solutions-in-the-wake-of-trayvon-martin-george-zimmerman Fri, 02 Aug 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/where-do-we-go-from-here-solutions-in-the-wake-of-trayvon-martin-george-zimmerman Supreme Court Sends Affirmative Action Case Back to Lower Court http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/supreme-court-sends-affirmative-action-case-back-to-lower-court Fri, 28 Jun 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/supreme-court-sends-affirmative-action-case-back-to-lower-court "Gatekeeper Credentials" The Changing Landscape of High School Equivalencies: Exploring the Implications for Access and Equity for Communities of Color http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/gatekeeper-credentials-the-changing-landscape-of-high-school-equivalencies-exploring-the-implications-for-access-and-equity-for-communities-of-color Tue, 11 Jun 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/gatekeeper-credentials-the-changing-landscape-of-high-school-equivalencies-exploring-the-implications-for-access-and-equity-for-communities-of-color Education, Employment, and Health Outcomes for Black Boys and Young Men: Opportunities for Research and Advocacy Collaboration http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/education-employment-and-health-outcomes-for-black-boys-and-young-men-opportunities-for-research-and-advocacy-collaboration Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/education-employment-and-health-outcomes-for-black-boys-and-young-men-opportunities-for-research-and-advocacy-collaboration Budget Proposal Makes Key Investments, But Still Falls Short http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/budget-proposal-makes-key-investments-but-still-falls-short Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/budget-proposal-makes-key-investments-but-still-falls-short Supporting Black Male Achievement in Education and Employment: The President's 2014 Budget http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/supporting-black-male-achievement-in-education-and-employment-the-presidents-2014-budget Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/supporting-black-male-achievement-in-education-and-employment-the-presidents-2014-budget 132,000 Black Men and Boys are Too Precious to Lose http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/132000-black-men-and-boys-are-too-precious-to-lose Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/132000-black-men-and-boys-are-too-precious-to-lose Workforce Legislation Hastily Advances in House and Threatens Access to Youth Jobs http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/workforce-legislation-hastily-advances-in-house-and-threatens-access-to-youth-jobs Fri, 05 Apr 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/workforce-legislation-hastily-advances-in-house-and-threatens-access-to-youth-jobs 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-the-promise-and-opportunity Wed, 03 Apr 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/youth/highlights/investing-in-boys-and-young-men-of-color-the-promise-and-opportunity