Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

2010 has been a very good year for 1985 alum Christopher Z. Mooney, a professor of political science with a joint appointment in the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

A new analysis from the La Follette School of Public Affairs may help Wisconsin prevent more cases of child abuse by detecting patterns associated with cases returning to the system after initially being screened out.

A new analysis by La Follette School students identifies factors associated with the risk of homeless among young adults exiting Wisconsin’s foster care system.

A new analysis by suggests that school districts could see an aggregate 7 percent reduction in allowable revenues relative to the 2010-11 revenue limit — if the Wisconsin governor's budget includes a mandated reduction of $500 per pupil in the sum of general aid received from the state and local property tax revenue.
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Andersen takes policy skills to Audit Bureau

Virginia Andersen, a 2015 graduate of the La Follette School of Public Affairs, is a program analyst with the Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau.

Researchers studying the economic and policy forces that affect Wisconsin poverty have released their latest results, which show that although the state economy is creating jobs, the poverty rate rose from 10.2 to 10.9 percent in 2013 using the researchers' expanded measure.

La Follette School faculty member Tim Smeeding, the Lee Rainwater Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics, presented the 2015 Wisconsin Poverty Report (WPR) at the State Capitol on May 22.

The U.S. movement to reform public education is redefining the political landscape, according to 1998 La Follette School alum Sarah Archibald, an advisor to state Sen. Luther Olson and an architect of Wisconsin's first Race to the Top proposal to apply for federal education funding. She is featured on the Value-Added Research Center web site in conjunction with speaking in La Follette School professor Rob Meyer's class on Education Policy and Reform. Read more.

The practicality of the La Follette School program has stood Grant Cummings in good stead. In his position as an analyst with the Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau, Cummings finds he has used something from nearly every course he took at La Follette, even though he has been on the job for less than a year.

Attorney Yer L. Vang will explore how the U.S legal system takes culture into account  in a talk Friday, October 15, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 206 Ingraham Hall.
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