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Eau Claire Public Schools Exceed Wisconsin Average, Earn a "C+" on DPI Report Cards

0 Comments | By Policy Staff | Posted October 27, 2014 12:00 PM
Eau Claire Public Schools Exceed Wisconsin Average, Earn a

Eau Claire Area Public Schools have set the pace for the state's largest school districts thanks to a small improvement in 2013-14 that put them above the Wisconsin average for K-12 schools. They did this despite educating a student body where nearly half the population came from economically disadvantaged families. Read More »

MacIver Report: 91,000 Wisconsinites Would Lose Their Job Under a $15 Minimum Wage

0 Comments | Posted in Research | By Nick Novak | Posted October 27, 2014 10:00 AM
MacIver Report: 91,000 Wisconsinites Would Lose Their Job Under a $15 Minimum Wage

MacIver Report - Wisconsin would stand to lose 91,521 jobs if the minimum wage was raised to $15 an hour, according to this report by the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy. Employment estimates indicate more than 10,300 of those job losses would be in Milwaukee. Read More »

Racine, Kenosha Schools Earn a "C-" on State Report Cards for 2013-14

0 Comments | Posted in Research | By Policy Staff | Posted October 13, 2014 9:00 AM
Racine, Kenosha Schools Earn a

The Racine Unified School District earned the equivalent of a "C-" on the Department of Public Instruction's School Report Cards in 2014. However, the majority of the district's schools - 17 out of 30 - were given "D" grades or worse by the state. Read More »

U.S. Workforce Participation at Lowest Point Since 1977

0 Comments | Posted in Research | By Matt Crumb | Posted October 7, 2014 12:40 PM
U.S. Workforce Participation at Lowest Point Since 1977

The number of people in Wisconsin 16 years or older who are working or actively looking for work was 9th best in the country in 2013 at 68.6 percent. While Wisconsin's labor force participation rate remained unchanged from the previous year, the 68.6 percent figure is still a 15 year low. Read More »

REPORT: Medicaid Expansion - Wisconsin Got It Right

0 Comments | Posted in Research | By Nick Novak | Posted October 7, 2014 3:00 AM
REPORT: Medicaid Expansion - Wisconsin Got It Right

MacIver Reports - Wisconsin's breakthrough Medicaid expansion plan sets a standard of cost-effective access for quality care that other states should follow, according to a new study from National Center for Policy Analysis and the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy. Read More »

REPORT: How Obamacare is Affecting Wisconsin's Workers and Employers

0 Comments | Posted in Research | By Nick Novak | Posted October 2, 2014 2:59 AM
REPORT: How Obamacare is Affecting Wisconsin's Workers and Employers

MacIver Reports - Wisconsin is a prime example of how rising health care costs and penalties are already surprising individuals, families and businesses in many states as they face new requirements under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new study from the National Center for Policy Analysis and the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy. Read More »

New Report Cards Show Most Milwaukee Schools Still Struggling

0 Comments | Posted in Research | By Policy Staff | Posted September 30, 2014 2:23 PM
New Report Cards Show Most Milwaukee Schools Still Struggling

The 2013-14 Wisconsin School Report Cards have been released, and only one district in the state earned a "Fails to Meet Expectations" grade. That was Milwaukee, where 47 schools fell below the 53-point cutoff for a passing grade in the third year of the state's measurements. More than one in three MPS schools failed to meet Wisconsin standards during the prior school year. Read More »

State Report Cards: Madison School District Improves Slightly To Earn C+

0 Comments | Posted in Research | By Policy Staff | Posted September 30, 2014 2:21 PM
State Report Cards: Madison School District Improves Slightly To Earn C+

The Madison Metropolitan School District earned the equivalent of a "C+" when it came to educating students in 2013-2014. The latest version of the Department of Public Instruction's School Report Cards shows that the district's 53 schools received an average score of 69.8 out of 100 to fall near the top of the "Meets Expectations" category of the state metric. Read More »

REPORT: How much are teachers really paid?

0 Comments | Posted in Research | By Nick Novak | Posted September 3, 2014 2:00 AM
REPORT: How much are teachers really paid?

MacIver Reports - The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy and the National Center for Policy Analysis released the following report detailing teacher pay across the country. According to the report, teachers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin are the highest paid both before and after adjusting for cost of living. Read More »

REPORT: Is the Tax Code Driving Taxpayers from Wisconsin?

0 Comments | Posted in Research | By Nick Novak | Posted August 11, 2014 3:00 AM
REPORT: Is the Tax Code Driving Taxpayers from Wisconsin?

MacIver Reports - The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy and the National Center for Policy Analysis released the following report detailing the tax burden in Wisconsin and if it is advantageous to move to a different state. According to the research, Wisconsin has a heavier tax burden than three of its four bordering states. Read More »

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