Anneliese Dickman's Blogs

December 8, 2010 - 8:00am
By: Anneliese Dickman
The Forum's latest report on early childhood education finds the original goals of welfare reform produced state child care policies that had detrimental impacts on child care quality and that may be difficult to reverse under YoungStar, the state’s...
November 11, 2010 - 8:00am
By: Anneliese Dickman
Recognizing that a prosperous metro Milwaukee depends on an educated workforce, a new Talent Dividend Initiative has emerged in Milwaukee to boost regional educational attainment. The initiative - which is comprised of workforce development,...
October 14, 2010 - 8:00am
By: Anneliese Dickman
New York state's standardized education exams, like tests in Wisconsin and many other states, have been used to gauge the effectiveness of school reform efforts. The reforms that have been credited with improving test scores in New York City include...
October 11, 2010 - 8:00am
By: Anneliese Dickman
The state's budget analysts seem confident of the economy's recovery. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Wisconsin is one of 40 states predicting FY 2010 to be the low point of the recession by forecasting higher total tax...
September 6, 2010 - 8:00am
By: Anneliese Dickman
Wisconsin ranks among the 10 most expensive states for child care in a new report from the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.The NACCRRA found that full-time care for an infant in the average Wisconsin child care...
September 2, 2010 - 8:00am
By: Anneliese Dickman
The Forum's annual analysis of public school districts in southeast Wisconsin is released today, and finds the regional academic achievement scores continue to come more in line with the statewide scores. Unfortunately, lower scores in the rest of...
July 20, 2010 - 10:00am
By: Anneliese Dickman
Tight budgets are causing many local governments to revisit labor agreements in search of cost savings. Around Milwaukee we've seen labor concessions to avoid layoffs at MATC and the city; unpaid furlough days at the city and county; and teacher...
July 1, 2010 - 8:15am
By: Anneliese Dickman
Since its establishment in 2005, the Main Street Milwaukee (MSM) Program has been a highly touted economic development program designed to promote economic growth and revitalization in six selected city neighborhoods. MSM - a partnership between the...
June 25, 2010 - 8:00am
By: Anneliese Dickman
The June 2010 People Speak poll, conducted in conjunction with the UWM Center for Urban Initiatives and Research and The Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee, covers several transportation issues, including congestion, transit options, revenue...
May 28, 2010 - 8:00am
By: Anneliese Dickman
Like tenure reform, discussed in yesterday's post, tying teacher salaries to student outcomes is a controversial education reform strategy that is gaining traction across the country, but has yet to be debated in Milwaukee. Many of the recent...

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