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December 19, 2014

A framework for rating colleges based on critical metrics, including employment outcomes, was released today by the U.S. Department of Education (ED). The document explains how ED is approaching a college ratings system and invites comments on...

December 11, 2014

House Republicans and Senate Democrats yesterday unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2015, which began in October. Congress is expected to pass the legislation this week.

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December 9, 2014

As more education, workforce and social service programs seek data to determine whether participants move on to get jobs, demand for states’ Unemployment Insurance (UI) wage records is increasing.

All states collect UI wage records from...

November 26, 2014

A revised draft bill released this week by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), the retiring chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, would create a federal repository for individual-level postsecondary student data and...

November 24, 2014

A new report released by WDQC today, Crossing Boundaries: Regional Data Sharing to Study Worker Mobility, focuses on the feasibility of forming regional data sharing agreements to more carefully track employment outcomes and study worker mobility...

November 21, 2014

WDQC staff and several of our partners — National Skills Coalition, CLASP, National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) and Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness — attended a town hall this...

November 20, 2014

The Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute, in collaboration with the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) and with support from the Pew Charitable Trusts, convened state and national experts last week to discuss sharing...

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