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May 6, 2015

Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Mark Warner (D-VA) yesterday introduced the Student Right to Know Before You Go Act, a bill that would create a federal student record system to report on postsecondary students' progress and...

April 28, 2015

Twenty-seven members of the Postsecondary Data Collaborative, including WDQC, signed off on a letter last week to respond to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee's request for comment on the Federal Postsecondary Data...

April 21, 2015

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) cites Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) regulations in a blog post today as an example of efforts by the federal government to make better use of administrative data. OMB Acting Deputy...

April 8, 2015

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its solicitation for applications for the fifth round of the Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) grants.

State Workforce Agencies are invited to apply for the new WDQI grants, in...

April 7, 2015

Proposed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) regulations posted on the Federal Register website last week establish the foundation to more effectively use wage records for performance reporting.

The draft rules are split...

March 30, 2015

The Postsecondary Data Collaborative (also known as PostsecData), helmed by The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), unveiled its public website today.

The group champions for high-quality postsecondary education data.

WDQC...

March 24, 2015

Sen. Lamar Alexander, Republican chairman of the Senate education and labor committee, yesterday released three concept papers on aspects of Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization, including postsecondary data policy.

The data paper...

March 23, 2015

A customer satisfaction survey conducted by the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found that many businesses and other audiences are using employment data, especially information available by...

March 20, 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today awarded $165 million in grants to 10 states as part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training (SNAP E&T) pilot program. California (Fresno), Delaware, Georgia, Illinois...

March 16, 2015

Rachel Zinn, WDQC Director, served as a panelist during a meeting of the Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI)  grantees held just outside of Washington, DC last week.

The session included a discussion around the theme of “Creating...

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