State and local momentum in the earned sick days movement is driving progress at the national level. This was clearly illustrated on February 12 when Philadelphia became the 21st jurisdiction to pass an earned sick days law and the federal Healthy Families Act (HFA) was reintroduced in Congress by Senator Patty Murray and Representative Rosa DeLauro.
A CLASP report, written in collaboration with the Center for American Progress, highlights how the MIECHV program funding has played a central role in expanding home visiting services to vulnerable families.
President Obama’s FY 2016 budget proposal offers a bold vision for child care and early education in America, making a landmark, ongoing investment in a continuum of child care and early education services for children from birth through school entry.
With the increasingly high costs of postsecondary education (tuition, fees, and living expenses), more low-income students are relying on work to supplement their unmet financial needs—the "gap" between college costs and what students can pay on their own or with grant aid.
Unemployment is down and job growth is getting stronger as the economy recovers from the Great Recession. However, entering the workforce remains challenging for U.S. teenagers and young adults, who have experienced steep drops in employment. Youth and young people of color have been disproportionately affected.
Leading up to Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Obama outlined his plan to reform our complex tax codes, including proposals to improve higher education tax credits to make them simpler and more accessible to low-income students.