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Yeado, Joe; Grace, Julie; Schmidt, Jeff – Public Policy Forum, 2017
Our 31st annual report analyzing data from southeast Wisconsin's public school districts finds that while 68 of the 92 school districts are exceeding or significantly exceeding expectations on our new state report cards, there are large achievement gaps across the region on state assessments for low-income students and students of color. Key…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Demography, Academic Achievement, Educational Finance
Yeado, Joe – Public Policy Forum, 2017
There has been considerable discussion among policymakers and school leaders in recent years about the need to prepare students as early as junior high and high school for the demands of the 21st Century knowledge economy. Efforts to provide this combination of knowledge and skills often fall under the label of "Career and Technical…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Public Schools, High Schools, High School Students
Yeado, Joe – Public Policy Forum, 2016
Last August, a "New York Times" headline proclaimed "Teacher Shortages Spur a Nationwide Hiring Scramble." The article detailed how school districts across the country "have gone from handing out pink slips to scrambling to hire teachers…a result of the layoffs of the recession years combined with an improving economy in…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Faculty Mobility, Elementary Secondary Education, Metropolitan Areas
Yeado, Joe – Public Policy Forum, 2015
Teachers are found in every community and are essential to fulfilling the potential of every student. The teaching profession is large, with K-12 teachers comprising 3% of all jobs in the United States. And yet, what is known about the characteristics of teachers in the Milwaukee metro area? In this report, the author addresses this question with…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Age, Teaching Experience
Yeado, Joe – Public Policy Forum, 2015
In this report, we address this question with a comprehensive look at public school leaders in Greater Milwaukee. Our analysis covers the four-county Milwaukee metropolitan area and uses the most up-to-date data available to answer a number of questions, including: (1) How many school leaders are there in Greater Milwaukee and how does that number…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Metropolitan Areas, School Districts, Principals
Yeado, Joe; Binversie, Ben; Schmidt, Jeff – Public Policy Forum, 2015
For the last 30 years, the Public Policy Forum has collected and analyzed education data to produce an annual report on the demographics, academic performance, and finances of public school districts in southeast Wisconsin. In the three decades of producing this report, few years have exhibited as much change and transformation as this one. The…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Demography, Academic Achievement, Educational Finance