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April 20, 2017

WDQC, in collaboration with the Maryland Longitudinal Data System (MLDS) Center, held a packed meeting this week about using data tools to impact policy change in Maryland. At the meeting, more than 35 representatives of Maryland state and local...

April 12, 2017

The Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) initiative released a draft Version 7 of a voluntary set of data elements that states can use to manage information for a variety of education and workforce programs. CEDS leaders encourage the public to...

April 5, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor invites State Workforce Agencies to apply for a new round of Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) grants, including a new “super grant” that will allow one state to integrate case management, performance reporting...

April 3, 2017

New legislation, UT SB 194, replaces Utah’s longitudinal data system, the Utah Data Alliance (UDA) with the Utah Data Research Center (UDRC). In doing so, this bill changes the system’s governance model, builds the state’s research capacity,...

March 27, 2017

For the first time, the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) has made their Postsecondary Feedback report interactive. The report shows what happens to students at Kentucky’s public postsecondary institutions after they...

March 20, 2017

The first half of 2017 has been a good one for workforce data. Three states recently passed bills that will codify existing practices or increase data sharing and use. 

Maryland recently enacted MD HB 680. This bill extends the amount of...
March 16, 2017

The Trump Administration's "skinny budget," released this morning, provides recommended topline funding levels for federal agencies and some details about proposed increases and cuts. The budget proposal pledges to support evidence-based policy...

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