The House FY 2013 Budget Resolution made vague, but undeniable, threats to the Pell Grant program.
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act (AEEGA) was introduced in the House of Representatives in June 2011 by Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (TX-15) and in February 2012 in the Senate by Sen. Jim Webb (VA). The Act (H.R. 2226 and S. 2117) would amend the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) to encourage the use and availability of career pathways for low-skilled adults, strengthen the focus of adult education on postsecondary and career success, increase the number of adult education students receiving marketable postsecondary credentials, and modernize the adult education system to meet the needs of 21st century jobs. Although AEEGA could substantially improve WIA—particularly the title II provisions that govern adult education—it could be strengthened by incorporating stronger provisions that promote better alignment between WIA ttles I and II, including a shared system of accountability.
Under QRIS, child care programs receive progressively higher ratings as they meet progressively higher quality standards.
There is good news in President Obama's fiscal year 2013 budget proposal for millions of lower-skilled and low-income Americans who need postsecondary credentials to compete in the job market and support their families.
This brief is the tenth in a series of CLASP analyses of Head Start Program Information Report (PIR) data from 2010.
This brief explains why proposals to drug-test recipients of unemployment benefits would hurt hardworking Americans and create administrative burdens.
Imposing an education-related requirement would deny Unemployment insurance benefits to the most vulnerable workers—workers who otherwise meet all other criteria for UI—and would undercut the purpose of UI by establishing a condition of eligibility unrelated to work or workforce attachment.
Comments on the Department of Education's Strategic Plan FY2011 - 2014