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May 15, 2017

Update: The day after Senate introduction, Representatives Paul Mitchell (R-MI) and Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced the bill in the House. 

In a bipartisan effort, four members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP)...

May 9, 2017

Participants at the 600-person Apprenticeship Forward conference in Washington D.C. raised several important themes, including the need for better data about apprenticeships to demonstrate that they are an effective way for workers from diverse...

May 1, 2017

Update: The FY17 omnibus appropriations bill became law on May 5, 2017.

Congress is expected to vote later this week on an "omnibus" appropriations bill to fund federal government operations for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17), which runs through...

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,...

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