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.

1996 alum Kristen Johnson has spent decades researching how to keep foster children safe after they are reunited with their families.

La Follette School director Barbara Wolfe has won a Guggenheim Fellowship. The award recognizes artists, scholars and scientists based on distinguished past achievement and exceptional future promise.

How the brain reflects parents' socioeconomic status and the consequences for schooling attainment is the subject of a talk on Thursday, October 9, by La Follette School economist Barbara Wolfe at 12:15 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.

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.

La Follette School professor Timothy Smeeding and faculty affililates Lawrence Berger and J. Michael Collins have received a $600,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to explore the role housing plays in the long-term health and well-being of children, families and communities.

Katie Maguire-Jack (MPA ’06) and two colleagues received a $3 million grant to address substance abuse problems in Ohio. Maguire-Jack, who received her doctorate in social welfare from UW–Madison, is an assistant professor at The Ohio State University’s College of Social Work.

Tuesday, 01 February 2011 00:00

Mauer promotes child wellness

Jennie Mauer uses her communication and analytical skills to enhance and improve child wellness in the city of Milwaukee. The 2008 grad is the state coordinator for Project Launch, a federally funded program administered by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in partnership with the City of Milwaukee.

Marci McCoy-Roth brings experience with nonprofit and state government work to her position as senior director for public policy and communications with Child Trends, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that studies children at all stages of development.

La Follette School students, faculty and staff participated in a community fund-raising drive through the first La Follette Penny Wars, which raised $105.69 to make blankets for children and teenagers in the hospital.
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