The budget President Obama released this week was not the typical Administration budget. Usually, the President's budget is a statement of his vision for the country and his priorities for spending. It traditionally comes before the House and Senate budget resolutions and lays out the agenda that he thinks Congress should follow.
In this article, Elizabeth Lower-Bash discusses how poverty affects children's health and school performance.
CLASP's statement on termination of DACA included in this roundup of reactions to the decision.
Angela Hanks was quoted in this article by The New York Times about how fire camps offered to prisoners illustrate how convictions can have lasting impacts on people’s lives.
Quotes Hannah Matthews on the harm to children when the US Census undercounts them. That's why the proposed question about immigration status on the 2020 Census would have serious repercussions for children, communities, and our country.
In this op-ed, Marian Wright Edelman discusses CLASP's recent reports that document the many effects of immigration policy on children in immigrant families.
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau reveal poverty and uninsurance rates declined in 2016 as a result of successful government programs. However, far too many people still live in poverty, lack opportunity, and face structural barriers.
Pell is the largest source of federal financial support for postsecondary education for students who demonstrate the greatest need. In addition to economic constraints, Pell Grant recipients are often caring for dependents, returning to school to build their skills, and/or working while enrolled. These students are disproportionately people of color.