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January 12, 2015

Building on a series of efforts to safeguard the privacy of American consumers and families, President Barack Obama announced several new actions to protect student data today.

Speaking from the Federal Trade Commission offices, President...

January 9, 2015

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report showing to what extent states match data between educational institutions and workforce sectors.  The report’s findings are consistent with WDQC’s survey of states, and...

January 2, 2015

The Indiana Career Council recently unveiled its first statewide analysis of occupational supply and demand data.

The report comes on the heels of increased interest in the ability of states to compare their workers' credentials to...

December 23, 2014

Maine has launched an ambitious effort to promote several legislative activities that would enhance the state’s reporting of employment outcomes and get significant information into the hands of consumers.

Maine's State Education and...

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 19, 2014

More than 500 workforce development professionals recently met for discussions on how to improve Virginia’s workforce system. During the Virginia Community College System’s (VCCS) annual Hire Education Conference, officials from Virginia's 23...

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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