CLASP has released an analysis of President Trump’s paid parental leave proposal, which the administration put forward as a part of its budget. We find that the Trump proposal has serious shortcomings.
Young adults living in poverty face many “go throughs”: experiences of structural disadvantage and trauma that affect educational, economic, and other life outcomes. They frequently “get through” these challenges without formal mental health supports, relying on community-based programs and peer networks.
The president’s budget proposal is commonly described as a messaging document. Last week, President Trump made his message clear: the wellbeing of 14.6 million children who have disabilities or other special health care needs is not a priority.
The 2014 bipartisan Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) reauthorization took important steps to improve access to quality child care, continuity of care, health and safety for children, and economic stability for families. However, near-stagnant federal funding levels have made it challenging for states to meet new requirements.
Untreated maternal depression prevents parents from supporting their children’s growth, endangers children’s safety and development, and impedes families from escaping poverty. Effective treatments exist, but low-income moms struggle to get care.
Pell is the largest source of federal financial support for postsecondary education for students who demonstrate the greatest need. In addition to economic constraints, Pell Grant recipients are often caring for dependents, returning to school to build their skills, and/or working while enrolled. These students are disproportionately people of color.
After Maryland legislators passed the Healthy Working Families Act in both chambers earlier this year, Governor Larry Hogan vetoed the bill yesterday, preventing 750,000 Maryland workers from gaining the right to earn paid sick time. Had Hogan signed the bill, workers would have gotten this protection on January 1. Instead, the legislature will now have to mount a veto override effort in January 2018.
Many states have high interest in coordinating Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), but progress has been slow, according to new research from CLASP.
The Trump Administration's proposed budget would jeopardize the fundamental role of the department of education to promote access to high-quality, equitable educational opportunities—especially for low-income students and youth.