Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Colleene Thomas has a lot of context for her classroom learning at the La Follette School. The first-year Master of Public Affairs student is nearing the end of her two-year term on the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.

The use of vouchers to send students to private schools in Milwaukee does not have much of an impact on the students' academic progress, while charter schools have higher rates of students graduating high school and attending college, two recent studies involving La Follette School professor John Witte find.
Monday, 28 September 2009 12:20

Director wins $3 million federal grant

La Follette School director Carolyn Heinrich has won a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to expand her evaluation of federally mandated tutoring programs in public schools.
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