Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Wisconsin Idea

Twenty-one women took part in the 14th annual leadership training seminar sponsored by Wisconsin Women in Government and the La Follette School of Public Affairs.
When the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wanted to know the potential effects of extending limits on firewood to private campgrounds, it turned to the La Follette School of Public Affairs.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Students examine energy systems

Because state and federal policies largely do not address microgrids, the Wisconsin Energy Institute and the Green Exchange Madison worked with La Follette School students to assess the costs and benefits of a microgrid, a small power system that integrates self-contained generation, distribution, sensors, energy storage and energy management software with a seamless and synchronized connection to a utility power system.
President Barack Obama has nominated La Follette School professor Maria Cancian for assistant secretary for children and families (family support) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Two cost-benefit analyses by La Follette School students have been shared with members of the Wisconsin Legislature.

The future of blended learning — face-to-face instruction combined with online content and tools — will be featured in Milwaukee and Madison next month through programs co-sponsored by the La Follette School.
A bipartisan professional development class designed for staff of the Wisconsin Assembly is being offered in January by the La Follette School of Public Affairs.
Ideas for helping Wisconsin reduce its racial academic achievement gap are summarized in a new report from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

The state should continue to monitor the health status of children in foster care after they exit out-of-home care and use the data to evaluate a pilot health-care project, La Follette School students recommend in a new study.

The La Follette School report that no skills gap exists in Wisconsin is getting good play in the media.

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