Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
2011 alum Jon Alfuth is approaching education from two angles: as a geometry teacher and as a policy analyst for elected officials.

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.

Research professor Rob Meyer will speak about policy and management analytics and education reform in a noon seminar on Tuesday, April 29, in the La Follette School conference room. Meyer is director of the university's Value-Added Research Center, and he is known for his research on value-added modeling, evaluation methods and strategic management of human capital.
Monday, 14 April 2014 06:46

Grad ties good health to education

2012 alum Carly Hood marked National Public Health Week with an op-ed in the April 7 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel emphasizing how education can help improve long-term population health, particularly for Wisconsin's most impoverished communities. "A solid education is an individual's primary method for securing financial stability, which not only increases access to healthy foods and safe communities but also promotes an individual's ability to provide his or her children with quality child care and educational experiences," Hood notes. Read the article …
The impact of charter schools on housing values is the topic of a La Follette School seminar on Tuesday, December 10, from noon to 1 p.m. in the school conference room.
Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:00

Emmel looks forward to exploring big picture

Ben Emmel is looking forward to gaining more skills to help people. "I am interested more in the bigger picture, in issues and public policy," the first-year student says.

Economist Jason Fletcher has joined the La Follette School faculty as an associate professor of public affairs.

Public affairs students got a taste of roleplaying in education policy professor Rob Meyer's spring course on education policy and reform. Their mock courtroom experience is featured on the web site of  the Value-Added Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Read the article …

Ideas for helping Wisconsin reduce its racial academic achievement gap are summarized in a new report from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

The U.S. movement to reform public education is redefining the political landscape, according to 1998 La Follette School alum Sarah Archibald, an advisor to state Sen. Luther Olson and an architect of Wisconsin's first Race to the Top proposal to apply for federal education funding. She is featured on the Value-Added Research Center web site in conjunction with speaking in La Follette School professor Rob Meyer's class on Education Policy and Reform. Read more.

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