Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
La Follette School faculty and alumni are presenting research at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management's fall research conference this week.
College students with different levels of academic preparation respond differently to the offer of financial aid, according to a new study published in the spring La Follette Policy Report.

La Follette School Associate Professor of Public Affairs Jason Fletcher has received a grant to support his work on how peer networks can reduce inequality in socioeconomic and educational outcomes for both immigrant and non-immigrant students.

La Follette School economist Jason Fletcher has been awarded a $92,730 grant from the Russell Sage Foundation to analyze three school-based longitudinal datasets from the past three decades to assess educational mobility.

Sylvia Fredericks has experienced the good and the bad of Florida's higher education policy. The state covered her tuition, fees and book expenses for the four years she spent at the University of Florida. When she went to work for her alma mater, she saw students who were not prepared for college struggle and drop out. Her experiences prompted her to enroll at the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Public school students who move do less well in school, a new study by La Follette School students finds.

For C.P. Frost, evil is not an absolute. As a neuroscientist, he understands that a quirk in a person's brain may lead to what society deems criminal behavior.

Governor Scott Walker's budget would lower property taxes for the typical Wisconsin homeowner by allocating an additional $211 million of state spending to the School Levy Credit. However, only about half of any increase in the credit would provide Wisconsin homeowners reduced property taxes on their primary residences.

Monday, 14 April 2014 06:46

Grad ties good health to education

2012 alum Carly Hood marked National Public Health Week with an op-ed in the April 7 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel emphasizing how education can help improve long-term population health, particularly for Wisconsin's most impoverished communities. "A solid education is an individual's primary method for securing financial stability, which not only increases access to healthy foods and safe communities but also promotes an individual's ability to provide his or her children with quality child care and educational experiences," Hood notes. Read the article …
Friday, 15 June 2012 00:00

Harris joins Tulane University faculty

1996 alum and La Follette School professor Douglas Harris has joined Tulane University's Murphy Institute and Economics Department.

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