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March 20, 2017

The first half of 2017 has been a good one for workforce data. Three states recently passed bills that will codify existing practices or increase data sharing and use. 

Maryland recently enacted MD HB 680. This bill extends the amount of...
March 16, 2017

The Trump Administration's "skinny budget," released this morning, provides recommended topline funding levels for federal agencies and some details about proposed increases and cuts. The budget proposal pledges to support evidence-based policy...

March 15, 2017

Data can help students succeed. The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) and the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) show this in 14 recently released case studies, describing how higher education institutions are...

February 9, 2017

Two studies released recently by the U.S. Department of Labor examine "How States Manage Eligible Training Provider Lists" and state efforts on "Using Workforce Data Quality Initiative Databases to Develop and Improve Consumer Report Card Systems...

January 25, 2017

In December 2016, Rhode Island’s Governor’s Workforce Board passed a new policy clarifying the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)’s definition of “dislocated worker.” Under this new definition, the state estimates that more than...

January 20, 2017

For the first time, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) plans to collect detailed information about Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) training provider programs, including the specific credentials that participants can receive.

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January 11, 2017

How well have workforce programs served their customers? The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is trying to answer this question by overseeing one of the most rigorous studies ever done of federally-supported...

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