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September 21, 2016

In an ongoing effort to create a credentialing system that makes sense to students, employers, and educators, the Connecting Credentials initiative announced an action plan and the creation of a new non-profit organization.

The new...

September 16, 2016

The Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking, the 15-member bi-partisan group of experts charged with conducting a comprehensive examination of data inventory and infrastructure, database security, and statistical protocols related to federal...

August 30, 2016

The California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO), which provides non-partisan policy advice to California’s legislature, recently released a report evaluating the state’s data collection processes and providing suggestions for making the state’s...

August 24, 2016

The U.S. Departments of Labor and Education yesterday released joint guidance to help states match data for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) reporting.

We're giddy over this document here at WDQC. Joint guidance was our top...

August 10, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a new grant opportunity to improve state information technology (IT) systems that connect programs and services for dislocated workers.

These new "Reemployment & System Integration...

August 4, 2016

The U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Labor are involved in several promising new initiatives that could improve education, training, and labor market data linkages, as well as their use for evaluation and policy.

The U.S. Census Bureau...
August 2, 2016

Federal funding has proven essential to creating, expanding, and maintaining state longitudinal data systems. To date, 48 states, plus the District of Columbia, have received federal State Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) or Workforce Data Quality...

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