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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
Mueller, Betsy; Peterangelo, Joe; Henken, Rob – Public Policy Forum, 2016
The State of Wisconsin's YoungStar system was created by the Legislature and Governor in 2010 to "drive quality improvement in child care throughout the state." YoungStar uses a five-star system to rate child care providers based on several measures of quality, including staff education levels, learning environment, business methods, and…
Descriptors: Child Care, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Outcome Measures
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
Peterangelo, Joe; Carlson, Virginia; Henken, Rob – Public Policy Forum, 2014
The authors' recent research has revealed that most afterschool programs in Milwaukee County have received relatively low ratings, and that their biggest hurdle to improving their scores often involved the educational qualifications of program staff. In light of the potential consequences of that finding--which include the possibility that the…
Descriptors: Child Care, Program Evaluation, Educational Quality, After School Programs
Public Policy Forum, 2014
Milwaukee's Parental Choice Program (MPCP) includes 110 schools today, having experienced both exits and entrants from its roster of 111 schools in the past decade. According to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), fall 2013 voucher enrollment was 25,820 students, about double the 13,268 enrolled in 2003-2004. Thus, while the…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Enrollment Trends, Public Schools, Urban Schools
Chapman, Anne; Henken, Rob – Public Policy Forum, 2014
In this report, a follow-up to the June 2013 report: "Community-Led Arts Education Models in the U.S.: Potential Lessons for Milwaukee", the authors use a case study approach to delve deeper into the underlying mechanics and structural factors of four successful models: Boston's BPS Arts Expansion Initiative, Dallas' Big Thought,…
Descriptors: Art Education, Case Studies, Models, Success
Yeado, Joe; Schmidt, Jeff; Hart, Rebecca; Henken, Rob – Public Policy Forum, 2014
Over nearly three decades, the Public Policy Forum has collected and analyzed education data to report on the demographics, academic performance, and finances of public schools and districts in southeast Wisconsin. This 29th annual public schools report continues that tradition with updated analyses of new data and trends to shed light on the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Districts, Expenditure per Student, Taxes
Yeado, Joe; Schmidt, Jeff; Hart, Rebecca; Henken, Rob – Public Policy Forum, 2014
This summary from the "Public Schooling in Southeast Wisconsin: 2013-2014" full report presents the school district performance in a pull-out format. Definitions are provided for the column heading: (1) Total Operations Spending, (2) Property Tax Revenue, (3) Total Enrollment; (4) One-Year Change in Enrollment, (5) Minority Enrollment,…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Districts, Expenditure per Student, Taxes
Sandler, Larry; Schmidt, Jeff; Yeado, Joe – Public Policy Forum, 2014
Throughout much of the nation, parents have a clear-cut choice of where to educate their children--in a public school, at taxpayer expense, or in a private school, at the family's expense. In Milwaukee and some other cities, however, that line is not so clear; students can attend public schools operated by private organizations and private schools…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Private Schools, School Choice, Elementary Secondary Education
Allen, Vanessa; Chapman, Anne; Henken, Rob – Public Policy Forum, 2014
In this report, the authors provide a detailed analysis of the major changes in revenue and expenditures in the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) 2015 proposed budget, and the manner in which MPS has responded to recent legislative changes and turbulent workforce challenges. The objective is to provide an independent assessment of the district's…
Descriptors: Income, Expenditures, Public Schools, Budgets
Day, Doug; Yeado, Joe; Schmidt, Jeff – Public Policy Forum, 2014
This report provides important perspective on the distinctive and changing features of Milwaukee's K-12 education landscape. The authors conducted two comparative analyses of Milwaukee schools. The first, a trend analysis, traces how Milwaukee schools have changed in the past decade. The second, a peer analysis, shows how Milwaukee schools compare…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Private Schools, Charter Schools
Chapman, Anne; Schmidt, Jeff; Quereshi, Yusuf; Dickman, Anneliese; Henken, Rob – Public Policy Forum, 2011
For the past 25 years, the Public Policy Forum has compiled and analyzed data from southeast Wisconsin's public school districts to produce an annual report on trends in educational performance and demographics. This year's report, however, may take on greater importance than those of previous years in light of the monumental impacts of the new…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Charts, Measurement, School Districts
Dickman, Anneliese; Schmidt, Jeffrey – Public Policy Forum, 2011
For the first time since its 1998 expansion to include religious schools, enrollment in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) did not grow in the 2010-2011 school year. Currently, 20,996 private school students receive taxpayer-funded tuition vouchers (of $6,442 per pupil), a decrease of 66 students over last year. Chart 1 shows program…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Parochial Schools, Educational Vouchers, School Choice
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