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.
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.
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.
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.
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 MyFutureTx.com was designed by College Measures, an independent research organization. College Measures President Mark Schneider is an advisor to WDQC.
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.