Bipartisan Bill Revives Fight for 'Unit Record' Tracking of Student Data

A bipartisan group of lawmakers reopened the fight over a federal "unit record" system on Thursday, introducing legislation in both chambers of Congress that would link individual student records to wage data in an effort to "empower" prospective college students.

Supporters say that the bill, which would require the secretary of education to report college graduates' earnings by program of study and state of employment, would help families make smarter decisions about