Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Jan O'Neill has returned to the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus 25 years after she graduated from the La Follette Institute of Public Affairs. The longtime quality improvement consultant and 1986 alum joined the Population Health Institute in August as a community engagement specialist.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs outreach office is helping to organize a conference on educational accountability on Thursday, July 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Pyle Center.

Nina Carlson is helping Wisconsin become greener and more energy efficient as the senior policy analyst and federal liaison for the Wisconsin state energy office.

Thursday, 02 June 2011 11:11

Teen fatherhood limits education

Teen fatherhood lowers the odds a young man will graduate from high school but increases his odds of employment or joining the military, a new study co-authored by La Follette School economist Barbara Wolfe finds.
La Follette School faculty have been sharing their insights in the media.
Despite a majority of Wisconsin school districts losing substantial amounts of state aid, most districts will be forced to reduce school property taxes under Governor Scott Walker's proposed budget, unless voters agree to raise revenue limits, a new study finds.
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Arkansas have found that a school voucher program in Milwaukee increases the likelihood of a student graduating from high school and enrolling in college.

Wisconsin has increased public access to outdoor recreational opportunities thanks in part to Erin (Rushmer) Probst's work with the Department of Natural Resource's stewardship program.

Reports on the fourth-year evaluation of school choice in Milwaukee will be released in Madison Wednesday, March 30, in a series of presentations from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pyle Center.
A new analysis by suggests that school districts could see an aggregate 7 percent reduction in allowable revenues relative to the 2010-11 revenue limit — if the Wisconsin governor's budget includes a mandated reduction of $500 per pupil in the sum of general aid received from the state and local property tax revenue.
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