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Workforce Data Quality Initiative Grants Now Available

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Department of Labor announced the availability of $12 million for Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) grants. Grants will allow State Workforce Agencies to develop and use State workforce longitudinal administrative data systems, which include information from programs that provide training, employment services, and unemployment insurance.

Eligible applicants are State Workforce Agencies that were not recipients of a round one WDQI grant. The Department plans to award approximately twelve grants of up to $1 million each for a 36 month grant period.

The deadline to apply for a grant is April 19, 2012. More information can be found here.

Nancy Conneely, Public Policy Manager


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Department Soliciting Comments on FERPA Regulations

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Last month, U.S. Department of Education released proposed amendments to the regulations implementing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) in a Federal Register notice. The goal of the proposed changes is two-fold – to give states more flexibility in collecting data through statewide longitudinal data systems, and protecting student privacy.

Among the proposed changes to FERPA that could have an impact on the collection of CTE data:

NASDCTEc has reviewed the amendments and will submit comments in the coming weeks. You may submit comments to the Department on or before May 23, 2011.

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NASDCTEc Joins the Data Quality Campaign

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

DQC logoNASDCTEc recently joined the Data Quality Campaign (DQC) as an endorsing partner. The DQC is comprised of organizations that work together to encourage and support state policymakers to improve the collection, availability and use of high quality education data.  The DQC also conducts an annual survey that measures states’ progress towards building and implementing the DQC’s 10 essential elements of a longitudinal data system.

Shortly after joining, NASDCTEc was asked to take part in the Workforce Advisory Group, which will help provide expertise and counsel to the DQC Partners as they develop tools, resources, and messages to inform state policymaker efforts to link education and workforce data. The group will meet quarterly over the next 18 months and provide input on how to best educate policymakers on the importance of linking education and workforce data and to assist states with their work in linking systems.

To get more information on the work that the DQC is doing, you can sign up for their bi-monthly newsletter here:

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