January 30, 2014

Will Work In Beer ♦ Inside Higher Ed

In a small Appalachian town that is home to more than 15 breweries, the use of labor market information coupled with regional workforce demands led to the creation of a two-year associate of applied science degree in brewing, distillation and fermentation. Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in Asheville, N.C. recently created The Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast to meet the needs of the fast-growing beverage industry in the region. Mary Alice McCarthy of New America Foundation, a WDQC partner, comments on the program.


November 22, 2013

States Make Progress On Data Systems, Advocacy Group Reports  ♦  Education Week                                                           

An annual survey from Data Quality Campaign, a WDQC partner that focuses on K-12 data, shows that states have made significant progress on their data systems in the past year. However, there is room for improvement, especially in the number of states linking K-12 with employment data to analyze outcomes for students who go straight from high school into the labor market. 


October 8, 2013

Surprise: Hundreds in Michigan Unaware They Earned Associate Degrees  ♦  The Detroit News

Using data mining, colleges found students who graduated without a degree, but had enough credits to qualify for an associate's degree. This article features the Institute for Higher Education Policy, a WDQC National Partner, which led the effort with support from the Lumina Foundation.


September 23, 2013
Judging College by Graduates' Paychecks  ♦  Politico                                                                                                                

This article on measuring post-college earnings for graduates features comments from Amy Laitinen, deputy director of the Education Policy Program at New America Foundation, a WDQC National Partner, and from Mark Schneider, president of College Measures and an advisor to the Campaign.