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February 16, 2016

The Arkansas Research Center (ARC) recently created software for the Arkansas Department of Career and Technical Education (CTE), which uses longitudinal data to aid with Perkins reporting. The software saves time for case workers, saves money...

February 15, 2016

Late last month the Virginia Longitudinal Data System (VLDS) announced that it would partner with the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) on the Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative (RVHI) to create data visualizations using longitudinal data...

February 11, 2016

The Workforce Data Quality Campaign organized a panel discussion on “Postsecondary Data Policy: Better Information for Students and Practitioners,” at the National Skills Coalition’s annual Skills Summit, held earlier this week near Washington,...

February 11, 2016

Last week data champions from around the country congregated in Arlington, VA for the 2016 State Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) P-20W Best Practices Conference and Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) Convening. The convening brought...

February 9, 2016

The Obama Administration today released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Budget, which builds on the more than $500 million announced last week for workforce data upgrades with additional funding increases to improve labor market and education...

February 4, 2016

The 2017 President's Budget, scheduled for release on Feb. 9, includes $545 million for upgrading workforce data that can help improve training programs and match unemployed workers with job openings.

The White House today released a fact...

January 29, 2016

RTI International organized a Technical Review Panel on the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard, and has issued a formal request for public comment.

The revised College Scorecard has been online since last fall. The Scorecard...

January 21, 2016

WDQC recently released a set of seven privacy and security principles, which show ways that data systems can protect individual privacy and promote informed decision making. They are intended to serve as a guideline for local, state, and federal...

January 12, 2016

Adequate sustainable state funding is essential to ensure that states can build, maintain, expand, and effectively utilize state data systems. That is why it is one of WDQC’s 13 Blueprint elements for strong data systems. However, adequate and...

January 6, 2016

Rhode Island DataHUB has released a new data story that examines the workforce outcomes of young adults who have been educated at the state’s public postsecondary institutions. Through charts, graphs, and brief text, the story conveys the...

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