June 15, 2015

Lingua Franca for Credentials ♦ Inside Higher Ed

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), a WDQC partner, is mentioned in this article for its work on a Beta Credentials Framework. The article covers the Lumina Foundation's project to develop a system that would consistently communicate and connect the growing number and variety of postsecondary credentials. WDQC is one of over 40 organizations co-sponsoring the project.

May 4, 2015

Half of High School Graduates Satisfied With Where They Are ♦ Employment & Training Reporter

This Employment & Training Reporter edition refers to Rachel Zinn's participation on the American Enterprise Institute's panel discussion: "High Costs, Uncertain Benefits: What do Americans without a College Degree Think About Postsecondary Education?"

March 25, 2015

States Are Eager to Collect Graduates’ Job Data. Here’s Where That Effort Stands. ♦ The Chronicle of Higher Education

WDQC and its advisors, including experts from College Measures and Georgetown's Center on Education and the Workforce, are quoted in this article about states developing data systems to measure employment outcomes for higher education graduates.

March 19, 2015

Director of WDQC Answers Questions from the AISP Team ♦ AISP Newsletter

Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy (AISP), an initiative to improve education, health, and human service agencies’ policies and practices through the use of integrated data systems, featured a conversation with WDQC in its recent newsletter.

January 30, 2015
New approaches enable information-sharing critical to evidence-based policymaking ♦ GOVERNING

The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness, which collaborates with WDQC, is mentioned in this article for its project with The Pew Charitable Trusts on The Business Incentives Initiative. The Initiative works with interagency teams in six states to improve economic development, including through sharing data. The article also discusses other efforts to allow data-sharing, with the aim of better informing decision-makers. 

January 9, 2015

Elusive Data on Education and Workforce ♦ Inside Higher Ed

WDQC's survey on state data systems is cited in this article about a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on linking education and workforce data.

December 5, 2014

Job Outcome Performance Goals Needed For Colleges ♦ Employment & Training Reporter

A paper arguing for tracking of college graduates' employment outcomes, authored by CLASP with WDQC Director Rachel Zinn, is explained in this article.