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February 13, 2018

The Trump Administration released its budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 on February 12. The budget eliminates two state grant programs that WDQC has supported for connecting education and workforce data. In one bright spot, however, the...

January 31, 2018

With the recent lapse in appropriations partially shutting down the federal government and another Continuing Resolution until February 8, here is a brief update on funding for workforce data in the FY2018 budget process.  The biggest question...

January 16, 2018

Michigan’s Pathfinder is an online career planning tool intended to help students make informed choices about their education and career options.  The state tool is similar to the website envisioned by the College Transparency Act supported by...

December 22, 2017

Connecting Credentials is a collaborative effort of more than 120 national organizations, including WDQC, for the purpose of making credentials easier to understand and use. Credentials include degrees, certificates, diplomas, certifications,...

December 18, 2017

Last week, WDQC hosted its fourth annual Fly-In, “Energized for Evidence,” in Washington D.C. The two-day conference brought together two dozen state representatives, as well as national organizations and federal government representatives to...

December 1, 2017

This fall, Florida has joined Colorado, Tennessee and Texas, in releasing a “Launch My Career” interactive tool called Launch My Career Florida. This tool helps future students identify in-demand jobs and estimate the return on investment for an...

December 1, 2017

Earlier today, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, on behalf of herself and Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), introduced H.R. 4508 to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA). The new bill,...

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