Holly Bedwell is delighted to be confronted with child abuse, homelessness, and school suspensions and attendance problems — and to be back in Brooklyn after four years in Wisconsin.
Figuring out how to pay for college can be enough of a challenge for a high school student, but covering the costs for every graduate from all of a district's high schools could seem insurmountable — or an exciting opportunity.
Arkansas legislators saw videos 2013 alum Phillip Duran filmed, directed and produced during an education committee hearing in Little Rock in November.
The Upward Bound Program 50 years later is the subject of a webcast presentation by alum and Tulane University education economics professor Douglas Harris on Tuesday, December 9, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Register for free webinar at http://go.wisc.edu/xc45ry.
Two La Follette School alumni recently shared their expertise with public radio listeners. John Vander Meer (MPA ’06) discussed the difficulties facing skilled nursing facilities in Wisconsin, and Anne Chapman (MPA ’12) addressed education funding in the state.
Incoming University of Wisconsin System President and former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson announced that Tom Loftus (MA ’72) and Scott Neitzel will co-chair his transition team.
Deven Carlson (MPA '07) and Jared Knowles, a 2015 Gladfelter Award for Government Innovation recipient, co-authored a report in the Summer 2016 issue of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Their report is titled The Effect of English Language Learner Reclassification on Student ACT Scores, High School Graduation, and Postsecondary Enrollment: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Wisconsin.