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July 26, 2016

The Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking met in public for the first time last week to begin its comprehensive examination of data inventory and infrastructure, database security, and statistical protocols related to federal policymaking....

July 25, 2016

A recently released report describes best practices for states to develop and implement policies that facilitate the transition of veterans into civilian work, including the use of data to identify in-demand occupations and track veterans’...

July 20, 2016

The Idaho Department of Labor recently launched JobScape, which is a new searchable resource to help students and job seekers make more strategic choices when navigating the state’s educational opportunities and labor market. 

JobScape...
July 15, 2016

2016 has been a busy year for workforce data legislation. States have passed bills increasing access to unemployment insurance wage records, creating scorecards for students, and requiring supply/demand analysis. Below are some of the bills that...

July 14, 2016

The House Appropriations Committee passed a Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 appropriations bill for Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies. Similar to the Senate version, the legislation generally maintains current funding...

July 12, 2016

The House passed legislation yesterday that requires the U.S. Department of Education to publish a College Dashboard with information about postsecondary institutions. Data points would include net price, graduation rates, and "a link to national...

July 12, 2016

In order for state data systems to provide optimal insight into how combinations of courses and programs help residents access credentials, employment, and higher earnings, these systems should be inclusive of data from across the education and...

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