Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

The state should continue to monitor the health status of children in foster care after they exit out-of-home care and use the data to evaluate a pilot health-care project, La Follette School students recommend in a new study.

Economist Andrew Reschovsky comments on Wisconsin's budget and the re-emergence of the state's structural deficit in the Isthmus' Daily Page web site. Read more …
Even as poverty among Wisconsin children increased from 2010-11 due to declines in parents' incomes and safety net program cuts, fewer Wisconsin children lived in poverty in 2011 thanks to the state's safety net, a report by La Follette School professor Timothy Smeeding says.
Memorial services were held June 14 for 1987 alum Sheila Chaffee, who died in Madison at age 76.

The La Follette School report that no skills gap exists in Wisconsin is getting good play in the media.

Anne Gargano Ahmed wants to make sure consumers are helping to shape health care policy. "My family experienced the devastating consequences of being uninsured, and I am dedicated to protecting other families from similar experiences," the continuing student says.

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

Megan Loritz enrolled at the La Follette School to acquire the technical skills she needs to bring about policy changes that will improve the lives of families with autistic children.

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

Empathy in action — caring about other people and acting to help them in some way — draws Lacee Koplin to public service. "I volunteered at my local food pantry a lot while I was growing up, and that got me interested in social issues in a hands-on sense, but I felt like there was so much more I could do," the public affairs student says.

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