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Wisconsin Policy Forum, 2024
Amid a troubled overhaul of the federal process for applying for student financial aid, the share of Wisconsin high school seniors completing the application so far this year has plummeted. The largest declines have been at schools with greater proportions of marginalized students. While the gap may be narrowing as students near commitment…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Financial Aid Applicants, High School Seniors, College Applicants
Wisconsin Policy Forum, 2024
Wisconsin's technical colleges appear to receive unusually high funding levels per student compared to other public two-year colleges nationally. Yet our review has found more than 100,000 technical college students being served in Wisconsin are absent in national data, likely inflating the funding figures. Accounting for the missing students…
Descriptors: Vocational Schools, State Aid, Part Time Students, Full Time Students
Wisconsin Policy Forum, 2023
Early childhood education and care is critical to Wisconsin's families and businesses, offering a safe place for children to grow and learn during formative years while parents and other guardians participate in the workforce. Despite its importance, child care can be prohibitively expensive for some Wisconsin families, and the industry operates…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Child Care Centers, Wages
Wisconsin Policy Forum, 2023
After trailing the national average for five years, funding per student at public colleges and universities in Wisconsin overtook it in 2021. State and local tax and tuition funding per student dropped nationally after adjusting for inflation and rose in Wisconsin, though it remains lower for four-year campuses in Wisconsin. The state's colleges…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Public Colleges, Universities, College Enrollment
Hamidu, Maria – Wisconsin Policy Forum, 2023
Concerns over the teaching workforce have been rising across Wisconsin in recent years, particularly since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. A series of Forum reports have raised warning flags about declining graduates from schools of education, record turnover among state and local government employees, and the rising use of emergency K-12…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Labor Turnover, Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education
Wisconsin Policy Forum, 2023
A quarter of Wisconsin's high school students earned some college credit in a dual enrollment program during the 2021-22 school year. The two-fold increase in students over the past decade represents a substantial potential savings of time and money for students and families, but better data collection and analysis is needed to determine how these…
Descriptors: High School Students, Dual Enrollment, College Credits, College Readiness
Wisconsin Policy Forum, 2023
As COVID-19 upended the lives of students around the state, schools across Wisconsin saw a troubling increase in chronic absences. This report discusses where chronic absenteeism grew more sharply in Wisconsin. The highest rates of absenteeism occurred in schools with greater numbers of students of color and from low-income households, thus posing…
Descriptors: Attendance, Achievement Gap, Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education
Wisconsin Policy Forum, 2023
Total enrollment at Wisconsin's public and charter schools declined by 25,000 students from fall 2019 to fall 2020 and has continued to fall in the years since then. While declining birth rates and apparent movement of some students to private or home schools likely account for at least two thirds of the decline, somewhere between 0.5% and 1.2% of…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Enrollment Influences, Attendance Patterns, Public Schools
Henken, Rob; Brown, Ari; Moeser, Sue; Mueller, Betsy – Wisconsin Policy Forum, 2022
According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Wisconsin ranked third in the nation in 2019 in the percentage of adults who said they had engaged in binge drinking in the past month (21.9%). The situation is equally alarming when it comes to other forms of substance use disorders. According to DHS, between 2014 and 2020, Wisconsin…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, County Programs, Addictive Behavior, Alcohol Abuse
Wisconsin Policy Forum, 2022
This is the executive summary for the report, "Road to Recovery: Improving Substance Use Disorder Services in Milwaukee County." The challenges associated with alcohol and substance use disorders (SUDs) in Wisconsin and Milwaukee County are well-documented and severe. Milwaukee County's Behavioral Health Services (BHS) has led efforts to…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, County Programs, Addictive Behavior, Alcohol Abuse
Stein, Jason; Shayan, Muhammad; Kenney, Ethan – Wisconsin Policy Forum, 2022
At a time when Wisconsin faces severe workforce shortages in several key sectors and demand for skilled workers has skyrocketed, enrollment in the state's colleges and universities has generally been declining even faster than the national trend. Enrollments in Wisconsin across all public and private institutions were falling even prior to the…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Paying for College, Enrollment Trends, State Aid
Wisconsin Policy Forum, 2022
This is the executive summary for the report, "A Little Help: Is Financial Aid Keeping College Affordable in Wisconsin?" This study finds that Wisconsin has not prioritized financial aid programs in recent years despite their potential benefits to the workforce and students, particularly low-income students and those of color. State…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Paying for College, Enrollment Trends, State Aid
Shaw, Sara R.; Mueller, Betsy – Wisconsin Policy Forum, 2022
In the city of Milwaukee, the vast majority of students do not achieve both high school and college graduation which has been termed as a "completion crisis." This is negatively impacting not only those students but also the region's workforce challenges. Indeed, the area economy could suffer greatly unless metro Milwaukee leaders can…
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Readiness, Postsecondary Education, Community Programs
Wisconsin Policy Forum, 2022
This is the executive summary for the report, "College Material: Programs Supporting Postsecondary Education Readiness and Completion in Milwaukee." Milwaukee has been plagued by concerns that its education system is neither serving all youth nor sufficiently growing local talent to sustain the area's economy. This new analysis by the…
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Readiness, Postsecondary Education, Community Programs
Stein, Jason; Shayan, Muhammad – Wisconsin Policy Forum, 2021
As the largest university in the state's biggest city, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) plays a crucial role in providing higher education to disadvantaged students. It also serves as the third-largest research institution in the state, behind only UW-Madison and the Medical College of Wisconsin. In 2013, an estimated $1.5 billion in…
Descriptors: State Universities, Research Universities, Educational Finance, Tuition
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