For far too long, the academic achievement level of African American students has been unacceptably low, despite an abundance of research on the topic and examples of best practices in communities across the nation.
This fact sheet provides an overview of positive investments in youth in President Obama's FY 2015 budget proposal, including pathways to reconnection for opportunity youth, summer jobs programs, and work experience and national service.
These days, Washington has a reputation for inaction.
President Obama released his FY 2015 budget, which includes a proposal to expand and strengthen the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for low-income childless workers, including non-custodial parents.
MDRC's report, Beyond the GED, provides a snapshot of innovative adult education programs and the challenges involved in helping high school dropouts acquire a GED and gain postsecondary credentials.
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.
CLASP applauds the Obama Administration for its continued commitment to strengthening education for all Americans and for its attention to disadvantaged and nontraditional students.
This month, January 2014, marked a major milestone in Americans’ access to health care. As key parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became effective on January 1, millions of individuals gained health insurance coverage from the plans they chose in late 2013 —through the Health Insurance Marketplaces or the Medicaid expansion.
Dwight C. Jones, mayor of Richmond, VA, is facing a $20 million dollar budget gap, but he believes that gap is no excuse to avoid working to address a pressing problem: the city’s poverty.