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Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, 2018
Higher education is the state's road to jobs and prosperity. No entity in state government can help Oklahoma reach its goals of educational excellence and workforce development faster or more comprehensively than public higher education. More college graduates means an increase in our state's per capita income and a stronger state economy. This…
Descriptors: Colleges, Universities, Paying for College, Undergraduate Students
Anzelone, Caitlin, Ed.; Dechausay, Nadine, Ed.; Alemany, Xavier, Ed. – Administration for Children & Families, 2018
The Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency (BIAS) project conducted 15 randomized controlled trials of behavioral interventions across eight states, in the domains of work support, child support, and child care. BIAS used a systematic approach called "behavioral diagnosis and design" to develop the interventions and their…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Intervention, Randomized Controlled Trials, Program Design
MDRC, 2018
This issue brief describes the programs and systems of the MDRC Center for Data Insights. Ranging from simple descriptive summaries to advanced machine learning algorithms, the Center's eight current projects aim to use institutions' increasingly rich data to provide new insights that can help refine and target their client's services: (1)…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Federal Programs, Welfare Services, State Aid
Stevens, Katharine B. – American Enterprise Institute, 2018
The early experiences of babies and young children have a profound, lasting impact on the rest of their lives. Too many low-income children today are entering kindergarten so far behind that they can never catch up. High-quality childcare, which helps the country's youngest, most disadvantaged children get a good start while enabling their parents…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Partnerships in Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
Jobs for the Future, 2018
In the nation today, 4.6 million young adults ages 16 to 24 are out of school and unemployed. More than one-third live in poverty. For these young people, commonly referred to as opportunity youth, building skills and gaining work experience are key to upward mobility. However, they face significant barriers to entering the labor market.…
Descriptors: Poverty, Disadvantaged Youth, Young Adults, Job Skills
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance, 2017
This tool was prepared for the Early Learning Challenge (ELC) States that attended the Peer Learning Exchange, "Financing and Sustaining Quality Programs and Systems," in October 2017. This Peer Learning Exchange was a collaborative effort by Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance (ELC TA,) Center on Enhancing Early Learning…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Federal Aid
Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2016
As states release draft Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) state plans for public comment, advocates and other stakeholders have an important opportunity to improve them. The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is offering a list of questions, which is included in this document, to consider when reviewing state plans. These…
Descriptors: Statewide Planning, State Policy, Labor Force Development, Educational Opportunities
Office of Child Care, 2015
This Report to Congress is required by Section 658L of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act as amended. The report provides information about the role of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), which is authorized under the CCDBG Act, in improving access to high-quality child care in states, territories, and tribes. This…
Descriptors: Child Care, Block Grants, Grants, Federal Aid
Russ, Erin; Fryar, Garet – American Youth Policy Forum, 2014
What happens to youth in foster care when they turn 18? Many face unprecedented challenges like homelessness, lack of financial resources, difficulty accessing educational opportunities, and unemployment. In this issue brief, The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) document these challenges and opportunities in three distinct yet overlapping areas…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Transitional Programs, Barriers, Social Capital
Lower-Basch, Elizabeth – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2014
This document provides an overview of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T). SNAP E&T is a funding source that allows states to provide employment and training and related supportive services to individuals receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps)…
Descriptors: Welfare Services, Welfare Recipients, Employment Services, Employment Programs
Lower-Basch Elizabeth; Lee, Helly – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2014
Even after accounting for all financial aid, many low-income college students have thousands of dollars of unmet need, even when they attend low-cost institutions such as community colleges. This is one factor that contributes to low rates of college completion, especially by low-income and other non-traditional students. One way to close this gap…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, College Students, Student Financial Aid, Federal Legislation
Mohan, Lavanya – Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success, 2014
Nebraska's Employment First (EF) program allows parents who receive TANF cash assistance to pursue education and training that improves their ability to secure employment and long-term economic success. A parent must negotiate and sign an Employment First contract, facilitated by a case worker, between the participating parent and the state of…
Descriptors: Welfare Services, Welfare Recipients, State Programs, Adult Education
Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2013
Congress did not enact a continuing resolution bill by midnight September 30, 2013, thereby triggering a partial government shutdown effective October 1, 2013. October 1 began the federal fiscal year 2014. Most discretionary programs, those that are subject to the annual Congressional appropriations process, will not receive 2014 funding. Most,…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Federal Government, Federal Aid
Huelsman, Mark; Engle, Jennifer – Institute for Women's Policy Research, 2013
Student parents face many challenges to accessing, persisting, and completing postsecondary education. While some of these challenges are unique to student parents--such as finding quality child care during class and work hours and juggling studying and academic assignments with parenting duties--others are typical of low-income and underserved…
Descriptors: College Students, Parents, Student Financial Aid, Paying for College
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2013
"Kids Count in Colorado!" is an annual publication of the Children's Campaign, providing state and county level data on child well-being factors including child health, education, and economic status. Since its first release 20 years ago, "Kids Count in Colorado!" has become the most trusted source for data and information on…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Program Effectiveness
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