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March 16, 2015

Rachel Zinn, WDQC Director, served as a panelist during a meeting of the Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI)  grantees held just outside of Washington, DC last week.

The session included a discussion around the theme of “Creating...

March 13, 2015

Ohio joins a growing list of states that recognize the need for access to better data to make informed decisions regarding public investments in workforce programs. In an effort to help workforce program administrators and policymakers assess...

March 12, 2015

For the first time in three years, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) will award new grants in 2015 to support state longitudinal data systems.

ED today invited state education agencies to apply for $27 million in grant funds....

March 9, 2015

WDQC recently hosted a meeting of representatives from about a dozen national organizations that all share the goal of helping states leverage education and employment data to improve human capital development. 

The meeting’s objectives...

March 3, 2015

Recent research focusing on college “non-completers” demonstrates how matching postsecondary and employment data improves our understanding of what is happening to students as they navigate postsecondary education and enter the workforce. 

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February 24, 2015

The State Workforce and Education Alignment Project (SWEAP) is demonstrating how state policymakers can use information from three types of data tools. These tools — dashboards, pathway evaluators, and supply and demand reports — can help states...

February 18, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education recently released a fifth version of the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS), a voluntary set of data elements that states can use to manage information for a variety of education and workforce programs.

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