CLASP is pleased to feature this guest blog post by Joan Lombardi, a national and international expert on early childhood who served most recently as the first Deputy Assistant Secretary and Interagency Liaison for Early Childhood Development in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2009-2011.
With the inclusion of funding for Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships in the most recent omnibus spending bill, many folks are wondering what they are, who can participate and what will be required of applicants.
New analysis from CLASP shows state spending on child care assistance, including funds from two federal programs—the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant—at a 10-year low and the number of children receiving CCDBG-funded assistance at a 14-year low.
In a Wonkblog piece, "Bob Costas is right: Going to work sick is a terrible idea," Sarah Kliff rightly points out that many U.S. workers go to work sick because they don’t have access to paid sick days.
The Senate again failed to overcome a filibuster preventing action on a bill to extend federal UI. This Q&A hopes to understand what this means on the ground – and to learn about one strategy for helping such workers.
The WDQC recently launched a new website, www.workforcedqc.org and issued a new report, Making Workforce Data Work about steps policymakers can take to improve the availability and quality of information about postsecondary education and training.
On this anniversary, policymakers, advocates, and businesses are calling for Congress to do more for working families.
The FMLA provides some workers with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to care for a new baby, tend to a sick family member, or recover from one’s own illness. Having access to this type of leave has enabled many workers to take the leave they need without worrying about the security of their jobs. Yet, many others are excluded from the law.