While many Americans received federal aid to help them get by during the economic crisis, 12 million people are still waiting for this drastically needed relief. Thankfully, outreach campaigns can provide a solution if we act soon.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that workers without paid sick days are at high risk of spreading illness. Infected food workers can expose many customers and coworkers to illnesses such as Norovirus.
CLASP was featured in "New Volume on Sector Strategies" by the Aspen Institute. CLASP experts contributed a chapter to the volume, which focuses on the role of community colleges in the sector strategies and career pathways movement.
Decades of studies, including the most recent Head Start Impact Study, have found that at the end of Head Start, the program shows wide-ranging positive effects on children and families from language and pre-reading abilities to parenting skills.
Despite opportunities for advancing school readiness and child well-being, children of immigrants are less likely than children of U.S.-born citizens to access early education programs. An Urban Institute report confirms that states and local communities can improve access to preschool by using intentional outreach and enrollment strategies and building stronger relationships with parents.
As we recognize the health benefits of vaccination during National Infant Immunization Week, we must also recognize the impossible choice faced by many working parents: jeopardize their family’s financial stability to take their children to immunization appointments or put those children at risk of contracting a dangerous illness.