A new book from the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Kansas City and Rutgers University’s John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development examines the state of today’s labor market and strategies to improve workforce development and education.
A new report by CLASP focuses on course, counselor and teacher gaps in high poverty schools.
Total TANF federal and state funds spent or transferred amounted to $31.65 billion in FY2013. However, spending on core TANF purposes including basic assistance, child care and work-related activities continue to decline.
CLASP and Alliance partners jointly created and provided consensus support for Shared Vision, Strong Systems: The Alliance for Quality Career Pathways Framework Version 1.0, which establishes a common understanding of quality career pathways and systems.
"Being labeled ‘at risk' is like being voted least likely to succeed. For where there is no faith in your future success, there is no real effort to prepare you for it," says Carol Brunson Day, one of the many experts to contribute commentary to the National Black Child Development Institute's (NBCDI) latest publication, Being Black Is Not a Risk Factor: A Strengths-Based Look at the State of the Black Child.
In 2013, CLASP and COWS developed profiles of adult workers in every state who are in need of better skills and wages.
"According to Isha Weerasinghe, a senior policy analyst focused on mental health for the Center for Law and Social Policy, undermining Medicaid and Medicare will 'deter states from providing depression screening and preventive services that maintain and improve mental health. This will be devastating for populations in poverty, particularly people of color, who are most likely to be insured by Medicaid, and would increase racial disparities of mental health.'"
CLASP issued this statement from Olivia Golden on Trump's FY 2019 budget proposal.
The Census Bureau’s annual report on poverty, income, and health coverage shows major economic improvement on a number of indicators, including a drop in poverty from 14.8 percent of Americans in 2014 to 13.5 percent in 2015.