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July 16, 2014

As the nation awaits the release of the Obama Administration’s report on job-driven training, National Governors Association (NGA) Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin released her initiative’s final report, An Action Guide for Governors, which...

July 8, 2014

Contributing to discussion about reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, several members of Congress have introduced bills that would amend portions of the law, including provisions on data collection and labor...

July 2, 2014

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed legislation two weeks ago that adopts performance-based funding for Missouri's public universities and community colleges which includes a job placement measure.

Senate Bill 492 requires the state’s...

June 25, 2014

House Republicans and Senate Democrats have released competing proposals for postsecondary reforms through reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA).

Like the bill to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), which...

June 18, 2014

One of the tenets of WDQC’s policy agenda is to assess employment outcomes for all education and training programs. Minnesota is putting this principle to work with its new employment outcomes tool.

The Graduate Employment Outcomes tool ...

June 16, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded $6 million in grants to support state longitudinal data systems in the fourth round of its Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI). The grants were awarded to six states: Connecticut, Indiana,...

June 13, 2014

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) recently revealed a new web-based interactive portal that allows users, including researchers, practitioners and policymakers to build customizable data tables using data from the Organization...

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