Cassidy, Hatch, Warren, Whitehouse introduce Bipartisan College Transparency Act ♦ Gonzales LA Weekly Citizen
This article notes WDQC support for the College Transparency Act, a federal bill that would require reporting on postsecondary education and employment outcomes.
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.)
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.
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.
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.