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March 25, 2014

WDQC and the Data Quality Campaign, a national partner that promotes effective use of data by education stakeholders, today released a fact sheet that looks at how states are utilizing workforce data to help prepare students for successful...

March 21, 2014

Rachel Zinn, WDQC Director, served as a panelist during a meeting of the Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) grantees yesterday in Washington, DC. She talked about ways to improve access to and alignment of K-12, higher education and...

March 14, 2014

The proposed rule released today by the U.S. Department of Education (DoED) sets two types of metrics to determine the eligibility of career-oriented postsecondary programs for federal student aid: ratio of debt-to-earnings and cohort default...

March 11, 2014

WDQC partners and advisors have been busy releasing new publications to advance conversations about education and workforce data.

Our website regularly posts reports from other organizations on topics relevant to the WDQC policy agenda....

March 7, 2014

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report, Workforce Investment Act: Strategies Needed to Improve Certain Training Outcome Data, detailing two challenges of data collection for job training programs authorized by...

March 4, 2014

State data systems would get continued federal support under the Obama Administration’s proposed budget for 2015.

Released today, the President’s budget requests $70 million for statewide data system grants at the Department of Education (...

February 24, 2014

Federal agencies should push harder to use their data for research that aids in policy and program improvements, according to a recent memo from the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

The memo explains that research and evaluation...

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