May 16, 2014

Indiana Data Collection Unites Parties, Angers Parents ♦ The Heartland Institute

This article discusses the debate around the Indiana Network of Knowledge (INK), the state’s longitudinal data system. In March, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law the House Enrolled Act No. 1003, which brings together data from K-12 schools, colleges, the state’s workforce development agency and businesses to enable trend analysis and to help schools adapt to employer needs. Workforce Data Quality Campaign is cited in the article. 

April 16, 2014

Measuring the 'Value' of Higher Education ♦ The Huffington Post

This commentary discusses various ways value is measured in higher education and how by providing better data can help parents and students make informed choices to access quality education, and policymakers to protect public investments in education.

April 8, 2014

Data Standards for Workforce Credentials ♦ Inside Higher Ed

This article discusses the inaugural meeting of the Workforce Credentials Coalition, and the release of WDQC's new publication about states and schools that have worked to broker data-sharing agreements with certification bodies and licensing agencies. 

March 24, 2014

For Second Time ED Proposes Gainful Employment Rules ♦ Employment & Training Reporter                                                   

This article discusses the U.S. Department of Education's proposed regulation of career-oriented education and training programs that receive federal aid. It quotes a recent blog posting on the topic by WDQC Director Rachel Zinn.

March 4, 2014

The Cost-Benefit Guide to Choosing a College Major ♦ National Journal

Prospective college students now have access to state-level data on colleges and graduates of the Texas public university system to help make more informed decisions on what to study and where to study. The searchable website was designed by College Measures, an independent research organization. College Measures President Mark Schneider is an advisor to WDQC.

February 7, 2014

Campaign Issues Federal, State Agenda for Workforce Data ♦ Employment & Training Reporter

This article summarizes WDQC's signature report, Making Workforce Data Work.                                                                           

February 4, 2014

Report Says States and Federal Agencies Should Align Education and Employment Data ♦ Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report

In a review of Workforce Data Quality Campaign's signature report, "Making Workforce Data Work," Bloomberg BNA reported on key recommendations including the alignment of education and employment data collected by state and federal agencies, as well as the establishment of a national credentials registry.