Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Troy Hoppenjan's efforts to build a rural school last summer in Uganda garnered him honors with the Wisconsin Without Borders Recognition Award for Global Engaged Scholarship.

Public school students who move do less well in school, a new study by La Follette School students finds.

Student Leni Wolf is combining her teaching experience with policy analysis tools so she can improve the educational system and students' everyday experiences.

Friday, 25 January 2013 09:28

Dreyer appreciates alumni network

Steven Dreyer is pleased to report he feels "a little better all the time, as they say." The 1992 alum and urban education scholar has been recovering from a series of medical afflictions that forced him to step down as a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee several years ago. "I am moving back in the right direction overall all these days," he says.
The benefits for students to attend colleges with more diverse student bodies will be discussed by La Follette School economist Barbara Wolfe on Wednesday, April 24, at noon in the Wisconsin Idea Room of the Education Building on Bascom Mall.
Tuesday, 08 January 2013 00:00

Pugh explores education policy

For Christa Pugh, education is the key for people who are poor or underserved by society to improve their lives. "I hope that by working in education policy, I will be able to empower students to achieve the goals they set for themselves," the first-year public affairs student says.

After a few years as a paralegal, Dan Marlin wasn't sure of his next career move, but he knew he didn't want to be a lawyer. "I didn't want to argue for a living," says the first-year public affairs student, "and I have always been intrigued by policy and politics."

After finding that people in Wisconsin and in the Dominican Republic encountered many of the same issues related health, environment and education, Norma-Jean Simon decided to pursue a dual degree in public health and public policy at the La Follette School.

Friday, 14 September 2012 07:56

Students to describe internships

Students Selina Eadie and Rachel Polster will talk about their summer internship experiences at noon on Tuesday, September 18, in the La Follette School conference room.
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 00:00

Kock joins S.D. Department of Education

Alum Sara Kock is back in her home state of South Dakota, where she is working as a management analyst for the Department of Education in Pierre.

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