Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
La Follette School students gathered February 28 to make 15 blankets for the Madison area chapter of Project Linus.

State agencies and nonprofit organizations are among the many partners seeking assistance from La Follette School students during their capstone course, Workshop in Public Affairs (PA 869). In spring, End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) asked how the state might improve access to Emergency Assistance grants for survivors of domestic violence.

While 89 percent of K-12 teachers agree that students should take a financial education course or pass a competency test for personal finance before graduating from high school, relatively few teachers believe they are adequately prepared to teach such topics, according to a study co-authored by La Follette School professor Karen Holden.
Two public affairs professors, Pamela Herd and Timothy Smeeding, are featured in two episodes of "Office Hours," a half-hour weekly talk show shown on the Big Ten Network.
Research on the impacts of childhood neighborhoods and broader environments on adult health outcomes will be discussed at a seminar on Tuesday, March 25, from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences Building.
Monday, 12 December 2011 06:53

Talk to explore college aid programs

La Follette School professor Douglas Harris will discuss college aid programs for low-income teenagers today, December 15,  from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 08:19

Talk to explore teen health behavior

Whether whether teens learn from each other's choices and outcomes will be explored in a La Follette School seminar on Thursday, November 15, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences Building.
Thursday, 02 June 2011 11:11

Teen fatherhood limits education

Teen fatherhood lowers the odds a young man will graduate from high school but increases his odds of employment or joining the military, a new study co-authored by La Follette School economist Barbara Wolfe finds.

Professor Tim Smeeding explores four policy problems brought on by declining fertility and a growing proportion of elders in an article published in Science magazine.

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