Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Two cost-benefit analyses by La Follette School students have been shared with members of the Wisconsin Legislature.

The critical thinking skills George Rindelaub learned at what is now the La Follette School helped his Minnesota county reduce its jail population. The 1981 alum's ability to approach problems creatively won him recognition from the Minnesota Association of County Administrator.

The future of blended learning — face-to-face instruction combined with online content and tools — will be featured in Milwaukee and Madison next month through programs co-sponsored by the La Follette School.
Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Lloyd D. Gladfelter Awards for Government Innovation.
A bipartisan professional development class designed for staff of the Wisconsin Assembly is being offered in January by the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

For Scott Wood, graduate school has been about opportunities — and making the most of them. In doing so, the second-year La Follette School student has become an expert on Wisconsin's economy and employment prospects, and on domestic violence conviction rates in Milwaukee.

Friday, 27 December 2013 08:53

Reschovsky discusses income tax

La Follette School economist Andrew Reschovsky discusses on Wisconsin Public Radio Wisconsin governor Scott Walker's proposal to reduce or eliminate the individual income tax  in Wisconsin. Listen online
Monday, 16 December 2013 07:57

Smeeding discusses minimum wage

La Follette School professor Timothy Smeeding, director of the Institute for Research on Poverty, appeared on Wisconsin Eye's "Newsmakers" program on December 16 as part of a discussion on the minimum wage. See the video
Improving nutrition and physical activity in child-care settings may be one of the best tools the state of Wisconsin could use to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity, which affects 14 percent of preschoolers and 9 percent of adolescents in the state.
The La Follette School's fall writer in residence will be Riva Froymovich, who manages the content of North America events developed by The Economist.
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