This newsletter included updates on Jenna Leventoff's testimony before the D.C. Council on a bill supporting workforce development performance reporting, North Carolina's analysis of employment outcomes data provided through its Common Follow Up System, and links to recent external publications.

This newsletter included updates on California's passage of impact analysis legislation, and Montana's report on postsecondary labor market outcomes.

WDQC published a new fact sheet on Michigan's approach to training provider data, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that it will suspend the Federal Employment Data Exchange System, and WDQC highlighted recent data developments in Indiana and Massachusetts. Read this newsletter for more information.

WDQC engaged policymakers in New York and Washington, D.C. on wage data and college transparency, respectively. View this newsletter for these and other data developments, including updates from Ohio and Connecticut.

WDQC released a new brief with recommendations to improve data collaboration that informs workforce development. This newsletter also highlights workforce information in the President's FY2018 budget, guidance on collecting wage information for WIOA reporting, and award announcements for the sixth round of Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) grants.

Federal legislative activity picked up with the introduction of bipartisan bills on transparency in postsecondary education and reauthorization of the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. This newsletter also includes updates on other federal developments and conference activities, including Apprenticeship Forward.

In collaboration with the Maryland Longitudinal Data System (MLDS) Center, WDQC held an event to promote the development and use of data tools for workforce policy. This newsletter also featured updates from Utah and Kentucky, federal postsecondary data, and information on the latest round of workforce data grants.