This page provides information and resources on the Ability to Benefit (ATB) provision. This page will be updated as the U.S. Department of Education issues more information about the provision or any other events occur.
This fact sheet by Kelly May and Lauren Walizer provides an overview of Ability to Benefit (ATB), which allows postsecondary students without a high school diploma or equivalency to receive Title IV student financial aid when they are dually enrolled in a career
This brief encourages states to develop a state-defined process to utilize Ability to Benefit (ATB).
Presentation from Lauren Walizer at the National Council for Workforce Education 2016 Conference.
To help postsecondary institutions implement the December 2015 changes to the amount and qualifying program requirements for the Ability to Benefit (ATB) provision, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has released updated guidance.
This FAQ explains how rescinding the "Ability to Benefit" option in federal student aid has reduced access to, and completion of, postsecondary education.
CLASP is cited as source for fact that poverty is the largest predictor of child abuse and neglect.
Elizabeth Lower-Basch is quoted in this article about the questionable benefits of drug testing. The story appeared in more than 20 media outlets nationwide.
"An independent analysis by the Center on Law and Social Policy found that contributions of only 0.2% of income from employers and employees would fund a much more comprehensive paid family and medical leave plan."