In June 2015, on a party-line vote, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee passed a bill to provide funding for discretionary programs in the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (the Labor/H budget) for FY 2016.
Teens who drop out of school to work tend to come from low-income families. Despite the long-term advantages of access to early employment, the challenges facing teens 16-19 who are employed but not in school are often overlooked.
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).
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.