March 31, 2017

Higher Ed Groups Urge DeVos to Keep Up Data Collection ♦ Politico Morning Education

Politico included in its daily synopsis of education news the letter sent by WDQC and more than 40 other national, state, and local organizations, urging Secretary DeVos to support College Scorecard data and transparency in postsecondary education. (The letter is covered in the middle of the Morning Education update.)

March 29, 2017

State Progress Towards Answering Questions With Workforce Data ♦ NAWDP Advantage

An article by WDQC Policy Analyst Jenna Leventoff explains state data system advances in the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) newsletter.

March 13, 2017

Quality Checks of Short-term Training Get Mixed Reviews ♦ The Employment & Training Reporter

This article summarizes research and recommendations from WDQC's Programs That Work report about ways to ensure quality for short-term occupational programs in order to make them eligible for financial aid.

January 24, 2017

Needed: Better Labor Market Data ♦ Issues in Science & Technology

WDQC Policy Analyst Christina Peña calls for adding occupational information to wage records and more support of state longitudinal data systems in a response to Andrew Reamer's article: Better Jobs Information Benefits Everyone.

December 23, 2016

Statewide Employee Data Available to Companies Online ♦ Dayton Daily News

This article featured Ohio's new Workforce Supply Tool. The online tool, made possible by a National Skills Coalition State Workforce and Education Alignment Project (SWEAP) grant, allows employers to make more informed decisions about recruitment with the benefit of labor market information. For more background on how Ohio uses data to inform workforce development, see WDQC's state page

October 11, 2016

States and Student-Level Data ♦ Inside Higher Ed

This article explored how states like Indiana and Texas are using student outcome data. For now, the federal government has placed a ban on student-level data that would help determine the value of higher education institutions, limiting tools like the Department of Education's College Scorecard to provide only a broad view of institution's outcome effectiveness. Young Invincibles has recently called for a repeal of the ban, along with WDQC and other advocacy groups. 

September 28, 2016

Data Can Show if Credentials Pay Off ♦ The EvoLLLution

WDQC Policy Analyst Jenna Leventoff writes about the importance of data on shorter-term credentials and industry certifications in this article