ERIC Number: ED445208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Education among TANF Teens.
Issue Notes, v2 n17 Dec 1998
This document examines issues related to promoting education among teenage recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). The document begins with background information about the provisions of recent federal legislation affecting TANF recipients under age 20. The following are among the 16 policy and management issues considered in Section 2: (1) special services that states should provide to promote education for TANF teens; (2) extension of education requirements and services to TANF teens who are not parents; (3) possible exemption of some teens from education requirements; (4) possible alternatives to traditional schooling that should be allowed and provided; (5) sanctions for noncompliance; (6) possible provision of bonuses for teens who stay in school; (7) ways of monitoring TANF teens' behavior; (8) support services needed by teens in order to attend school; and (9) ways TANF agencies can collaborate with other agencies to encourage school attendance among TANF teens. Section 3 reviews the findings of research about initiatives to encourage school completion among teenage TANF recipients. Section 4 describes 21 innovative practices promoting school completion by teenage TANF recipients (14 involving TANF agencies and 7 involving non-TANF agencies). The bibliography lists 9 resource contacts and 22 publications. (MN)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Counseling Services, Dropout Prevention, Early Parenthood, Education Work Relationship, Educational Counseling, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Guidelines, One Parent Family, Out of School Youth, Policy Formation, Public Agencies, Public Policy, School Holding Power, Secondary Education, Social Science Research, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, World Wide Web, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
For full text: http://www.welfareinfo.org/teensinschool.htm.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.; Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Foundation for Child Development, New York, NY.; Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Welfare Information Network, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families