November 4, 2014

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.

October 8, 2014

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

October 1, 2014

Study examines pay disparity among graduates with different degrees ♦ Kingsport (TN) Times-News

This article examines a recent report that compared the average first-year and five-year earnings of graduates who received a post-secondary degree or certificate in Tennessee.

August 8, 2014

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.

June 30, 2014

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.

June 3, 2014

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.

May 22, 2014

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.