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December 21, 2015

A Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 “omnibus” spending bill was adopted into law on Friday, funding government operations through September 30, 2016. The legislation contains critical funding increases for key workforce and education programs, including...

December 18, 2015

The Credential Transparency Initiative (CTI) Collaborative launched this month, with the goal of creating a credential registry that contains key facts about about certifications, degrees, certificates, licenses, and other credentials.

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December 18, 2015

Last week the New York Senate Democratic Policy Group released a white paper entitled Upstate Left Behind: Job Loss, Policy Challenges, and a New Path to Create Jobs Across New York State. The white paper discusses 47 policy initiatives,...

December 10, 2015

The California Community College Board of Governors’ Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation, and a Strong Economy released 25 recommendations intended to help the community college system prepare students for the workforce and close California’s...

December 7, 2015

WDQC released an infographic about the flow of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) data, entitled “How WIOA Performance Data Works.” 

Each of WIOA’s four titles authorizes different job training programs intended to upskill the...

November 30, 2015

The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) has published two working papers that demonstrate the value of using administrative data for research, with significant relevance for policymaking.

David N. Figlio and Krzysztof...

November 9, 2015

The House and Senate are considering the renewal of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) Act. WDQC has responded to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee's request for comments on reauthorization with a...

November 6, 2015

Traditionally, students, parents, and employers have looked to rankings from just a handful of entities, including U.S. News & World Report, to gauge the quality of higher education institutions. However, rankings are subjective, and not...

October 16, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced a new pilot program, Educational Quality through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP), which would extend eligibility for federal student aid to participants in certain short-term training programs....

October 13, 2015

The Workforce Credentials Coalition (WCC), a group of states that are working together to improve alignment between academic and industry-awarded credentials, now has an online presence.  

WDQC created www.workforcecredentialscoalition.org...

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