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Chávez, Nicole; Setty, Suma; Liu, Hannah; Cervantes, Wendy – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2023
Interior immigration enforcement continues to have a significant impact on children in mixed-status families. Numerous studies have demonstrated the association between the detention and deportation of parents-- including the threat of these actions--and negative outcomes for children and their families. These include developmental concerns,…
Descriptors: Immigration, Law Enforcement, Children, Institutionalized Persons
Collins, Christian; Gomez, Alejandra Londono – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2023
As children grow and develop, child care workers play a vital role in fostering learning and providing support in a safe and nurturing environment. High-quality child care jobs, where workers are valued and respected, benefit both workers and the children and families they serve. Unfortunately, the United States has historically undervalued the…
Descriptors: Unions, Child Care, Child Caregivers, Collective Bargaining
Tran, Kathy – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2023
This brief examines the challenges youth face in the current job market and proposes recommendations for a national subsidized employment program that prioritizes equity and amplifies youth voices. The insights provided in this brief are informed by several listening sessions with members of the Communities Collaborating to Reconnect Youth Network…
Descriptors: Youth, Youth Programs, Youth Employment, Grants
India Heckstall; Christian Collins – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2023
Black student fathers encounter unique challenges in obtaining a degree from an institution of higher education. Seventy-two percent withdraw from their program; in addition, they work more hours and owe more in undergraduate student loans than their peers. Two barriers that particularly affect Black student fathers are the escalating cost of…
Descriptors: African American Students, Fathers, Child Rearing, At Risk Students
Teon Hayes; Elizabeth Lower-Basch – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2023
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps people with low incomes avoid hunger and afford food. It stimulates the economy, improves individuals' success at school and work, and promotes better health. At the federal level, SNAP is operated by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. SNAP's…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Nutrition, Employment Programs, Job Training
Teon Hayes; Elizabeth Lower-Basch – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2023
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps people with low incomes avoid hunger and afford food. It stimulates the economy, improves individuals' success at school and work, and promotes better health. SNAP's Employment and Training (E&T) program is designed to assist participants in gaining skills, training, or work experience…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Nutrition, Employment Programs, Job Training
Tieszen, Noel – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2022
For decades, Summer Youth Employment Programs (SYEPs) have provided income, career exposure, and real-life work experience for thousands of young people across the United States. Yet year after year, youth and community leaders report that there are not enough summer jobs to go around. Some cities pressure underfunded SYEPs to serve all youth who…
Descriptors: Youth Employment, Seasonal Employment, Student Employment, Unemployment
Schmit, Stephanie; Hardy, Alycia – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2022
An estimated 1 million+ children could benefit from the child care and early education proposal recently released by U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) for inclusion in the federal budget reconciliation package. The new framework, which includes $72 billion in additional Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funds,…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Federal Aid, Budgets
Geiman, J. – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2022
On January 20, the Biden Administration announced additional funding and resources to support students during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has created and exacerbated barriers to postsecondary success. Alongside this funding announcement, the Department of Education released updated guidance for institutions on using Higher Education Emergency…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Financial Support, Federal Aid, College Students
Geiman, J.; Taylor, Alpha S. – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2022
The student debt crisis is particularly dire for Black borrowers. Black degree-seekers are more likely to take out student loans to pay for higher education than white students, and they carry the largest average student loan debt of all racial demographics in the nation. The COVID-19 pandemic has created even more barriers to both postsecondary…
Descriptors: Racism, Racial Differences, Student Loan Programs, Loan Repayment
Gomez, Alejandra Londono; Hardy, Alycia – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2022
The Build Back Better (BBB) Act's "Birth through Five Child Care and Early Learning Program," would provide access to child care for approximately 20 million children and free universal preschool for 6 million children. The bill's historic investments would also improve the quality of programs, increase pay for providers, and reduce…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Federal Aid, Equal Education, Child Care
Banerjee, Asha – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2021
Student debt cancellation must be a federal priority for the new administration. As the devastating health and economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic deepens, millions of student borrowers are held back by high levels of debt on top of job losses and the struggle to cover their basic needs. The pause on payments is only a temporary fix. Since…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Loan Repayment, Student Loan Programs, Gender Bias
Tawa, Kayla – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2021
The U.S. Department of Education required each state to submit a reopening plan outlining how they were using and planned on using Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) conducted an analysis of 37 state plans to better understand if and how schools were prioritizing culturally…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Elementary Secondary Education, Mental Health
Tawa, Kayla – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2021
The U.S. Department of Education required each state to submit a reopening plan outlining how they were using and planned on using Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) conducted an analysis of 37 state plans to better understand if and how schools were prioritizing Tier 1…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Elementary Secondary Education, Mental Health
Tawa, Kayla – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2021
The U.S. Department of Education required each state to submit a reopening plan outlining how they were using and planned on using Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) conducted an analysis of 37 state plans to better understand if and how schools were prioritizing their…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Elementary Secondary Education, Mental Health
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