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Chapman, Anne – Wisconsin Policy Forum, 2021
In June 2020, the Wisconsin Policy Forum published "A Teacher Who Looks Like Me: Examining Racial Diversity in Wisconsin's Teacher Workforce and the Student-to-Teacher Pipeline." The impetus for that research was both the long-standing racial disparities in educational outcomes that have persisted in Wisconsin for decades and a growing…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Student Diversity, Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Students
Wisconsin Policy Forum, 2021
This is the executive summary for the report, "Opening Doors: Strategies for Advancing Racial Diversity in Wisconsin's Teacher Workforce." The report is the second of a pair of Wisconsin Policy Forum reports that address the lack of racial and ethnic diversity in Wisconsin's teacher workforce. The impetus for this research is both…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Student Diversity, Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Students
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
Wisconsin Policy Forum, 2021
In a state where most higher education institutions are working to address financial and enrollment challenges, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) faces some of the greatest difficulties of all. UWM's steep enrollment drop has exacerbated the effects of an eight-year tuition freeze and lagging state funding, forcing cuts to faculty,…
Descriptors: State Universities, Research Universities, Educational Finance, Tuition
Chapman, Anne; Brown, Ari – Wisconsin Policy Forum, 2020
Among the challenges confronting Wisconsin's K-12 education system are long-standing disparities in educational opportunity and achievement on the basis of race. Racial and ethnic achievement gaps also largely correlate with related socioeconomic differences within students' communities in terms of income, poverty, unemployment, and educational…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Student Diversity, Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Students
Wisconsin Policy Forum, 2020
This is the executive summary for the report, "A Teacher Who Looks Like Me: Examining Racial Diversity in Wisconsin's Teacher Workforce and the Student-to-Teacher Pipeline." Among the most urgent challenges confronting Wisconsin's K-12 education system are long-standing disparities in educational opportunity and achievement on the basis…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Student Diversity, Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Students
Stein, Jason; Sommerhauser, Mark; Shayan, Muhammad – Wisconsin Policy Forum, 2020
After years of slow erosion of funding and enrollment, higher education in Wisconsin faces a flash flood. Financial challenges had been accumulating for the state's public colleges and universities, brought on by a tuition freeze, stagnant state funding, and demographic trends. Now COVID-19 threatens to wash away key pieces of a system that will…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, State Policy, Educational Policy, Educational Finance
Wisconsin Policy Forum, 2020
After years of slow erosion of funding and enrollment, higher education in Wisconsin faces a flash flood. Financial challenges had been accumulating for the state's public colleges and universities, brought on by stagnant state funding, a tuition freeze, and declining enrollment. Now COVID-19 threatens to wash away key pieces of this system,…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, State Policy, Educational Policy, Educational Finance
Chapman, Anne; Mueller, Betsy; Henken, Rob – Wisconsin Policy Forum, 2018
Milwaukee's system of K-12 public education is distinct from many other urban school systems in the degree of educational choices offered to students and their families. This range of options has fostered intense competition among Milwaukee's K-12 schools over the past decade. While enrollment in traditional Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) has…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Charter Schools, Urban Schools, Educational Finance
Wisconsin Policy Forum, 2018
In recent years, competition for K-12 enrollment in Wisconsin among traditional public schools, charter schools, and private schools using the state's voucher programs has intensified. Because elementary and secondary education finance in the state primarily is driven by enrollment, this has presented increasingly difficult fiscal conditions for…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Charter Schools, Urban Schools, Educational Finance