Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Thursday, 10 March 2011 10:50

School revenue limit figures revised

Tax policy expert Andrew Reschovsky has released new figures estimating revenue limits for school districts based on the detailed proposals included in the Wisconsin governor's executive budget for the 2011-13 biennium.
The public policy implications of Wisconsin's budget legislation were explored at a La Follette School forum. Three La Follette School faculty members joined a political scientist, an alum practitioner and the university's director of state relations in commenting.
Professor Pamela Herd's finding that good grades in high school are linked to good health later in life has been drawing lots of media attention since it was released.
American colleges and universities are becoming less productive in getting students through to graduation, but their productivity can be improved, according to a new study by a La Follette School professor and a faculty affiliate.

Professor Pamela Herd is the new co-director of the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, a long-term examination of a random sample of 10,317 men and women who graduated from Wisconsin high schools in 1957.

La Follette School student Jen Winter spent much of her summer going to meetings and trying to schedule meetings. As an intern with the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, she gained an up-close introduction to the U.S. State Department, the European Union and the life of a foreign service officer.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010 00:00

Kock wants all children to succeed in school

When her second year as a teacher ended, Sara Kock left her South Dakota school district saying, "I have to do something more to help those children succeed." She came to the La Follette School the next fall to gain the technical skills she needs to inform education policy.

Experience as a Fulbright scholar in Germany brought student Christine Durkin back home to Wisconsin to focus on domestic public affairs.

Monday, 08 November 2010 07:19

Alum to speak on education grant

La Follette School alum and education consultant Sarah Archibald will discuss her work with Wisconsin's Race to the Top grant application in a policy roundtable with students at noon on Tuesday, November 9, in the school conference room.
Tuesday, 28 September 2010 00:00

Harris returns to La Follette as faculty member

1996 grad Doug Harris is back at La Follette, standing at the podium rather than taking down lecture notes on educational policy analysis.

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