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Nov 30, 2016 | Report/Brief | Lauren Walizer

The third paper in our "Building Skills, remodeling the HEA" series takes a look at how data practices can be improved to promote success in workforce training initiatives.

CLASP's second paper in our "Building Skills, Remodeling the HEA" series recommends policy changes to address the lack of dedicated funding for education and training in noncredit workforce training programs.

May 16, 2016 | Report/Brief | Lauren Walizer

Reforms can improve students' ability to access quality trianing programs when they have limited assets. For instance, future federal funding for postsecondary institutions to design and deliver workforce development training should be conditioned on a requirement that institutions and/or states adopt rigorous credit for prior learning (CPL) policies, to articulate a student’s previous work for credit, and build bridges between new noncredit work and for-credit coursework.

Sep 25, 2015 | Testimony/Comments |

In Congress, the bipartisan “Student Right to Know Before You Go Act” would amend the Higher Education Act (HEA) to create a student level data collection that would provide for employment and earnings data to be collected and reported, in addition to other information. This testimony to the Advisory Committee by Anna Cielinski, Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success at CLASP, focuses specifically on post-college labor market outcome data, primarily employment and earnings, and the increasing use of such data by states and potentially the federal governme