Dashboards for policymakers

New Grants to Help States Build or Expand Longitudinal Data Systems

by Jenna Leventoff
Thursday, August 6, 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded nearly $10 million in its fifth round of Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) grants to help states build or expand their longitudinal databases. The nine states who received grants are Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington.

California Passes Dashboard Bill

by Bryan Wilson
Friday, September 5, 2014

Last week the California Assembly passed A.B. 2148, establishing a state workforce dashboard that will show the performance of major workforce development programs. The Senate has already passed the bill, and it is now on its way to Governor Brown for his signature. Assembly Member Kevin Mullin sponsored the legislation.

Mississippi’s LifeTracks system helps to inform policymakers

by Michelle Massie
Friday, May 9, 2014

The state of Mississippi is showing how policymakers can use information from the state’s longitudinal data system to learn more about education and workforce program outcomes.

Recently, Mississippi LifeTracks issued its first special report, which was requested by State Senator Angela Hill and featured in an opinion piece published in Southern Mississippi’s Sun Herald newspaper