Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

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The La Follette School class of 2016 will gather for orientation on Thursday, August 28.

As nations move toward using local systems to manage and operate international development projects, the United States should consider using a standardized risk assessment framework, La Follette School students recommend in an analysis prepared in consultation with the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

A report by La Follette School students advises the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction on how best to assess the state’s new Educator Effectiveness System, a program to evaluate public school teachers’ job performance.

Migration from South Asia bears continued monitoring, La Follette School students advise in a report written for the U.S. Government Office of South Asia Analysis.

A new analysis by La Follette School students identifies factors associated with the risk of homeless among young adults exiting Wisconsin’s foster care system.

In recognition of their academic and professional accomplishments, 23 members of the class of 2014 joined the La Follette School's chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha, the global honor society in public affairs and administration.

The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management has circulated an unexpurgated version of Donald Moynihan’s essay about why public policy schools are essential. Moynihan originally wrote “Why Policy Schools Really Matter” as an op-ed response to a December 6 Washington Post op-ed, “The Problem with Policy Schools.”

Don Moynihan wants to make interacting with government easier for everyone.The internationally recognized public management expert is focusing his studies on "administrative burdens" — the difficulties and impediments people encounter when they try to access government services.

Thanks in part to a La Follette School cost-benefit analysis, children and adolescents in Wisconsin's Fox River Valley have access to school-based mental health services.

Wisconsin state agencies spend substantial amounts of money to procure food for hospitals, prisons and other facilities. Curious about how nutritional guidelines could improve the diet and therefore the health of people served by these state agencies and of agency employees, Health First Wisconsin turned to the La Follette School.
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