Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Learning

La Follette School Director Susan Yackee will moderate the Wisconsin Women in Government’s leadership panel discussion Tuesday, February 9 at the Pyle Center on the UW-Madison campus.

The La Follette School seminar series gets underway for the year on Wednesday, September 2, with a session for students to discuss how they can make the most out of the series while earning course credit. The seminar meets at 12:30 p.m. in the school conference room.

A new analysis from the La Follette School of Public Affairs may help Wisconsin prevent more cases of child abuse by detecting patterns associated with cases returning to the system after initially being screened out.

The U.S. Office of Radiological Security has new ways to decide which countries are good candidates for swapping out machines used to treat cancer and thus reducing the possibility of theft of nuclear and radiological material that could be used to make weapons.

The City of Madison has new ideas from La Follette School students to help the city achieve the carbon and energy goals laid out in its sustainability plan.

Legislators now have five concrete policy options to consider for improving Wisconsin residents’ access to treatment for addiction to heroin, oxycodone and other opioids.

The City of Madison has new ways to consider for gathering and incorporating public input into transit planning, as outlined in a new study from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

A nonprofit organization has some new ideas for improving its free tax preparation services for low-income individuals and families thanks to an analysis from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Former Wisconsin governor Jim Doyle, who taught at the La Follette School in spring 2015, shares his thoughts on teaching, politics, public service and the role of the university in helping government work better in an article in On Wisconsin magazine.

More detailed analysis of how English language learners score on proficiency tests could help Wisconsin school districts improve their academic achievement, La Follette School students recommend in a new report.

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