Key Youth Legislation

CLASP actively submits comments, recommendations, and testimony to the Administration and Congress to advance policies and investments intended to dramatically improve the education, economic, and life outcomes for vulnerable and disconnected youth. 

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

TANF Emergency Fund: Creating Summer Jobs for Youth

Comments to United States Department of Education: Notice of Policy Priorities for Investing in Innovation Fund

Comments to United States Department of Education: Notice of Proposed Requirements for School Improvement Grants

Comments/Recommendations in response to Department of Education Proposed Race to the Top Fund

Comments/Recommendations to United States Department of Education on Proposed State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Rules

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Provisions Which Can Support Programming to Improve Outcomes for Black Men & Boys

Recommendations to USDOL on Guidance to States on Implementing Youth Activities in the Recovery Act  

Comments to the Corporation for National and Community Service on Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act

Budget and Appropriations

Senate Approps Bill Signals Commitment to Youth Education But Shows Little Promise for Dropout Recovery

Letter to House and Senate Budget Committee Members on the FY 2011 Budget

Testimony of Evelyn Ganzglass on 2011 Budget Priorities for Education and Labor

President's Budget Proposal: Opportunities for Disconnected Youth  


Elementary and Secondary Education Act  

Workforce Investment Act  

Pending or Proposed Legislation


Putting Youth To Work: A Jobs Strategy Linking Youth to Our Economic Recovery   


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Every Student Succeeds Act Primer: High School Dropout Prevention and Reengagement of Out-of-School Youth

CLASP recently partnered with the Alliance for Excellent Education and the National Youth Employment Coalition to develop a brief that outlines several key provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that can support states and districts in preventing students from dropping out of high school and reengaging out-of-school youth and makes important linkages to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.  ESSA provides an opportunity for education leaders to partner with workforce leaders and other stakeholders to implement strategies that focus on struggling students and vulnerable youth. For the full brief, please click here.

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