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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...

January 31, 2014

The Virginia Longitudinal Data System (VLDS) released a new video explaining how the system protects individual privacy:

This video is part of Virginia’s effort to educate policymakers and the public about its data system, which...

January 17, 2014

One-fourth of adults in the U.S. had a non-degree credential in fall 2012, and full-time workers with these credentials have higher median earnings than those without, according to a report released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau.  

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January 15, 2014

As education costs continue to rise and the skills gap persists, the focus is on community colleges as key players to educate the workforce and enable individuals to gain valuable training to access better jobs. While the need for training is...

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