southeast Wisconsin

December 22, 2017 - 8:00am
As many schools throughout Wisconsin get ready to take their winter breaks, the Public Policy Forum releases its 32nd annual public education report: Public Schooling in Southeast Wisconsin: 2017. In this year’s analysis, we find reason for cautious...
September 8, 2017 - 8:00am
Of all the local government and school district policy issues researched by the Public Policy Forum, perhaps none generates more contradictory conclusions than our annual review of property taxes and values in the region. This year's report –which...
June 22, 2017 - 9:45am
"Resilient" is a word that is most often associated with individuals who have experienced trauma, or with materials (like nylon). But in the small village of Wind Point, it's a word that is being used to catalyze collaborative action to shape a...
May 24, 2017 - 9:36am
School district budget season is here. And with it, no shortage of debate on how to invest scarce resources to give students in Greater Milwaukee the best possible education money can buy. Of the factors driving how well young people are prepared...
December 16, 2016 - 7:45am
By: Joe Yeado
As students and teachers rapidly approach the midpoint of the school year, a new, comprehensive report from the Public Policy Forum highlights the academic successes and challenges in the region. The report, Public Schooling in Southeast Wisconsin:...
September 8, 2016 - 9:45pm
Seven years removed from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, southeast Wisconsin appears to have returned to a state of "normalcy" with regard to property values and property tax collections, marked by modest increases in both....
April 25, 2016 - 7:35am
By: Joe Yeado
Teachers are an indispensable part of the education system. They lead classrooms across our region and serve as the front-line educators for our children. The ability to run a school is predicated on having a steady supply of teachers. Does Greater...
January 28, 2016 - 11:22am
A story in this morning's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel breaks the news that Milwaukee property taxpayers and individual property owners face a combined bill of more than $500 million to remove and replace lead pipes in the city's water system. The...
December 7, 2015 - 8:00am
By: Joe Yeado
For the last 30 years, the Public Policy Forum has collected and analyzed education data to produce an annual report on public school districts in southeast Wisconsin.  The latest report, Public Schooling in Southeast Wisconsin: 2014-15,...
October 30, 2015 - 8:00am
By: Joe Yeado
Much has been written about the importance of teachers and their efforts to educate children. While teachers are responsible for the students in their classrooms, school leaders are responsible for all the students in the school or district. They...

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