News: Public Service
A nonprofit organization has some new ideas for improving its free tax preparation services for low-income individuals and families thanks to an analysis from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.
Former Wisconsin governor Jim Doyle, who taught at the La Follette School in spring 2015, shares his thoughts on teaching, politics, public service and the role of the university in helping government work better in an article in On Wisconsin magazine.
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.
La Follette School professor Maria Cancian has started service as deputy assistant secretary for policy with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families.
Five charter members have joined a newly established Board of Visitors for the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs, according to Professor Susan Yackee, director of the school.
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.
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.
After a few years working in politics and for nonprofits, Mike Pearson decided that to have more of a positive impact on the causes he believes in, he should pursue an advanced degree.