Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Two University of Wisconsin-Madison students, including one from the La Follette School of Public Affairs, were selected as a team finalist in the 2016 Policy Solutions Challenge USA competition.

La Follette School Associate Professor of Public Affairs Jason Fletcher has received a grant to support his work on how peer networks can reduce inequality in socioeconomic and educational outcomes for both immigrant and non-immigrant students.

Professor emeritus Andrew Reschovsky briefed members of the Nebraska Legislature’s revenue and education committees about property taxation and school funding.

With the La Follette School’s emphasis on clear communication, Katie O’Sullivan has parlayed her interest in data analysis into a career that spans the public and private sectors. As PricewaterhouseCoopers’(PwC) Midwest Region Practice Director, the 2000 alum develops and drives project initiatives that affect six Midwest markets and the region as a whole.

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.

Children missing school likely means they score lower on academic achievement tests, a new study from the La Follette School of Public Affairs finds.

Governor Scott Walker's budget would lower property taxes for the typical Wisconsin homeowner by allocating an additional $211 million of state spending to the School Levy Credit. However, only about half of any increase in the credit would provide Wisconsin homeowners reduced property taxes on their primary residences.

Monday, 09 February 2015 00:00

Andersen takes policy skills to Audit Bureau

Virginia Andersen, a 2015 graduate of the La Follette School of Public Affairs, is a program analyst with the Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau.

A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel opinion article highlights research overseen by La Follette School professor Robert Meyer.

Friday, 05 December 2014 00:00

Alum to share research on Upward Bound

The Upward Bound Program 50 years later is the subject of a webcast presentation by alum and Tulane University education economics professor Douglas Harris on Tuesday, December 9, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Register for free webinar at http://go.wisc.edu/xc45ry.

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