Anneliese Dickman's Blogs

July 18, 2007 - 10:13am
By: Anneliese Dickman
(click image to enlarge)The Forum's 2002 comprehensive analysis of the Milwaukee County Parks system's condition and financial stability found that by 2000, spending on the parks had declined to two-thirds of what it was in the 1970's. Today's news...
July 12, 2007 - 9:36am
By: Anneliese Dickman
Quick...what region does this quote refer to? ...[T]his small region with its extraordinary innovative capacity and still untapped potential can make a real difference in determining which road we go down.Sounds like Milwaukee, but this was spoken...
July 2, 2007 - 2:08pm
By: Anneliese Dickman
The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that invalidated voluntary school integration programs in Seattle and Louisville, obviously has implications for the Milwaukee area's own voluntary integration effort, the Chapter 220 program. What...
June 26, 2007 - 4:36pm
By: Anneliese Dickman
The American Planning Association's June issue of Planning magazine includes an article about child care as an element of a community's infrastructure. The article, "Putting Child Care in the Picture," includes this quote:When Hurricane Katrina hit...
June 19, 2007 - 9:35am
By: Anneliese Dickman
What's the hottest new component of neighborhood development? Playground design. As childhood obesity grows and schools devote less time to recess, the importance of good playground design garners more attention. Last week's Newsweek highlights...
June 12, 2007 - 9:24am
By: Anneliese Dickman
A new report from the Brookings Institution finds, in a reversal of trends, that large urban cores will have fewer seniors than the suburbs as the baby boomer generation "ages in place." The suburbs are aging faster than cities and, in most parts of...
May 31, 2007 - 1:23pm
By: Anneliese Dickman
Wisconsin's class size reduction program, SAGE, provides extra state aid to schools serving low-income students that maintain a maximum pupil/teacher ratio of 15:1 in K5-3rd grade classrooms. Apparently the Department of Public Instruction (DPI)...
May 25, 2007 - 8:55am
By: Anneliese Dickman
At the Forum's Viewpoint Luncheon May 9, we had a panel of speakers representing the various health care reform plans now being batted about in Madison, as well as a speaker representing a more market-based view. All of the panelists agreed that...
May 17, 2007 - 10:50am
By: Anneliese Dickman
This month a campaign to increase high school graduation rates was launched by the Bill...
May 16, 2007 - 9:16am
By: Anneliese Dickman
Readers' forums are a nice feature on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's website. Sarah Carr's recent series on violence in MPS is the topic of a moderated forum that includes comments from several MPS students and parents. The commenters are...

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