Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Wisconsin Idea

The Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), University of Wisconsin Press, and Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs are sponsoring a book talk with David Hoeveler, author of John Bascom and the Origins of the Wisconsin Idea. The UW Press published the book earlier this year.

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson was right at home Sunday, May 15, when he addressed the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs’ Class of 2016 at the state Capitol. A two-time graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Thompson began his political career in the Wisconsin Assembly Chamber – the same room where 35 of the La Follette School’s 38 graduates received their diplomas.

More detailed analysis of how English language learners score on proficiency tests could help Wisconsin school districts improve their academic achievement, La Follette School students recommend in a new report.

Children missing school likely means they score lower on academic achievement tests, a new study from the La Follette School of Public Affairs finds.

Web streaming for the "Urban Men in Poverty: Problems and Solutions" symposium the La Follette School is hosting on Friday, April 24, in partnership with Marquette University Law School commences at 7:55 a.m. that day.

Wisconsin is likely to see the most growth in available jobs in management and professional services to business, health care and social services, and leisure and recreation services into 2020, according to a report prepared for Competitive Wisconsin's BE BOLD 3 initiative by two La Follette School professors.

La Follette School Director Susan Webb Yackee and Professor Pamela Herd are among the College of Letters and Science faculty featured in a special section of the March 22 Wisconsin State Journal.

Second-year student Scott Wood presented his analysis of Wisconsin assistant district attorney staffing to the executive board of the Wisconsin District Attorneys Association and Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, who attended the February board meeting.

A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel opinion article highlights research overseen by La Follette School professor Robert Meyer.

The state of Wisconsin should not reform its Government Accountability Board, professor Donald Moynihan and political science colleagues argue in an op-ed published October 15 in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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