Study Finds Higher Education Is a Minefield ♦ Deseret News
Mary Alice McCarthy of New America, a WDQC partner, is quoted in this article talking about the need for postsecondary schools to have better data on graduates' outcomes, including earnings.
How a New State Website Is Helping Students Make College Pay ♦ MinnPost
A website operated by Minnesota's state government shows the employment outcomes for students with different degrees and majors. State leaders explain their goals for the site in this article.
TSTC Launches Center for Employability Outcomes ♦ The Texas Tribune
Texas State Technical College System recently launched a new initiative that could help revolutionize how colleges align their curriculum with workforce demands and help their students match up better with employers’ needs.
Congress is finally doing something about long term unemployment ♦ Vox Media
Last week, the Senate overwhelmingly passed a revamped bipartisan, bicameral compromise bill, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. While hardly a cure-all, this article contends that the bill is a step in the right direction.
Data: the Link Between Higher Education and the Workforce We Need ♦ GOVERNING
This article discusses how state policy-makers will play a major role in integrating two regulatory and policy systems—labor and higher education—that need to work together. The article mentions Data Quality Campaign, a WDQC partner.
Job-training Bill Gets an Upgrade Thanks to Bipartisan Compromise ♦ Inside Higher Ed
This article on a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) quotes a WDQC blog that explains data-related provisions in the legislation. The article also reports perspectives on the bill from other groups, including community colleges.