Scorecards for students

Helping Veterans Make Good Education Choices

by Michelle Massie
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report, VA Education Benefits: VA Should Strengthen Its Efforts to Help Veterans Make Informed Education Choices, which found that a significant portion of student veterans want better information to help them choose education programs, including data on post-graduation employment. 

New Grants Promote Data

by Rachel Zinn
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant solicitation released today by the U.S. Department of Labor uses several strategies to encourage colleges to collect and use data on student outcomes.

TAACCCT grants will award $450 million to higher education institutions to support sector-based training programs no longer than two years. This is the fourth round of grants.

Benchmarking Community College Success

by Michelle Massie
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

As education costs continue to rise and the skills gap persists, the focus is on community colleges as key players to educate the workforce and enable individuals to gain valuable training to access better jobs. While the need for training is clear, many community colleges have limited data on workforce programs, especially those offered without credit.