Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Friday, 14 November 2014 00:00

'14 alum produces education videos

Arkansas legislators saw videos 2013 alum Phillip Duran filmed, directed and produced during an education committee hearing in Little Rock in November.

Two dozen La Follette School students descended on Chicago November 6 for a whirlwind career exploration visit, the second such event sponsored by the school in the past year.

Twenty-nine La Follette School students are going to Chicago on Thursday, November 6, for a career development visit that culminates with an alumni reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce in the Wrigley Building, Suite 900, 410 N. Michigan Avenue.

Professor Tim Smeeding explores four policy problems brought on by declining fertility and a growing proportion of elders in an article published in Science magazine.

When 2007 alum Deven Carlson was applying to graduate schools, he knew he wanted to be involved in public policy debates, but he wasn’t quite sure about how he wanted to go about that.

La Follette School economist Jason Fletcher has been awarded a $92,730 grant from the Russell Sage Foundation to analyze three school-based longitudinal datasets from the past three decades to assess educational mobility.

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.

Grant Sim has a career that is exactly in the field he wanted: policy analysis and public administration in the field of education.

Rob Meyer is helping Wisconsin school districts do a better job. As the director of the Value-Added Research Center, the La Follette School research professor is helping districts across Wisconsin and the United States determine which programs and elements of teaching help students do better academically.

The Great Recession continues to wreak havoc on city budgets long after it officially ended, depriving many of the nation's largest central cites of tax revenue even as the economy recovers, according to a new data analysis by La Follette School economist Andrew Reschovsky and other researchers at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Read the news release

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