Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Ideas for helping Wisconsin reduce its racial academic achievement gap are summarized in a new report from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

The U.S. movement to reform public education is redefining the political landscape, according to 1998 La Follette School alum Sarah Archibald, an advisor to state Sen. Luther Olson and an architect of Wisconsin's first Race to the Top proposal to apply for federal education funding. She is featured on the Value-Added Research Center web site in conjunction with speaking in La Follette School professor Rob Meyer's class on Education Policy and Reform. Read more.

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.

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