Public Policy Forum Research

 

Education

Over the years, the Forum has built a reputation as the region's premier source of data and analysis on K-12 education issues, with annual reports on the demographics, achievement and financing of public and private schools. More recently, we have expanded our portfolio to include early childhood education, with a multi-year research project on child care quality that has helped shape state policy in that area. In addition, we have initiated a two-year project on afterschool programming in Milwaukee.

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Nov, 2007
Over the past decade, conditions affecting the Racine Unified School District (RUSD), as well as school outcomes, have changed in some ways – and remained remarkably stable in others. Therefore, more than in previous report, this analysis of RUSD...
Oct, 2007
Pull-out poster providing rankings in an easily readable format. Rankings of K-12 school districts, according to enrollment, district finances, student participation and student performance measures.
Oct, 2007
On the whole, our region’s schools are losing ground to schools elsewhere in Wisconsin. The achievement gap between southeastern Wisconsin schools and those in the rest of the state has widened in all subjects and at all grade levels from last year...
Jul, 2007
The Public Policy Forum has produced a map of existing research on early childhood education. The information is presented in matrix format so that outcomes can be easily compared across studies. Overall, we find that existing research largely...
Feb, 2007
For seventeen years an underlying rationale for Milwaukee’s private school voucher program has been that competition from private schools is needed to bring about improvements in Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS). This past school year was a golden...
Feb, 2007
Over the past decade, the conditions affecting the Racine Unified School District (RUSD) as well as the school outcomes have changed in some ways — and remained remarkably stable in other ways. Therefore, more than in previous report, this 9th...

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