Critical improvements to the EITC and CTC are set to expire at the end of 2017. The time is now for Congress to make the improvements to the EITC and CTC permanent and to ensure that all working families are able to access these critical…
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Child Care and Development Block Grant. Congress has an important bit of unfinished business on this law: funding is required to meet the program's goals.
The American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) has called for pediatricians to take action by screening patients and their families for food insecurity and advocating for increased access to nutrition programs.
On November 6, 2015, Elizabeth, NJ, passed the country’s 26th paid sick days (PSD) law, highlighting the momentum of the PSD movement while raising the question of how to enforce these laws effectively.
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.
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.
Here are the details of the Bipartisan Budget Act, its strengths and limits, the Congressional process for turning the deal into a spending bill over the next six weeks, and the unfinished business that will remain for low-income people.
The rate of children without health insurance has hit an all-time low of 6 percent, according to a new report from the Center for Children and Families. The drop is largely attributable to ACA and to states’ efforts to increase enrollment.
Small business owners support federal legislation to provide all workers access to paid sick days, paid family and medical leave, and an increased minimum wage, according to a new report from the Main Street Alliance (MSA).