Data across reauthorizations

Workforce Data Funding Update

Christina Pena
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

With the recent lapse in appropriations partially shutting down the federal government and another Continuing Resolution until February 8, here is a brief update on funding for workforce data in the FY2018 budget process.  The biggest question mark for workforce data remains funding for the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI).

Long-Awaited Higher Education Bill Calls for Better Consumer Information; But Would Miss Wage Data for Many Students

Christina Pena
Friday, December 1, 2017

Earlier today, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, on behalf of herself and Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), introduced H.R. 4508 to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA).

May 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Federal legislative activity picked up with the introduction of bipartisan bills on transparency in postsecondary education and reauthorization of the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. This newsletter also includes updates on other federal developments and conference activities, including Apprenticeship Forward.

Connecting Credentials: Next Steps in the National Dialogue

The Connecting Credentials partnership released a report focused on the credentials challenge and the next steps the partnership will take in reimagining the system.  The report highlighted the five top focus areas identified by the 170 organizations represented durning the National Summit on Credentialing for the creation of a coherent, connected and clear system that works for all students.