Policy Snapshot Study
Policy Snapshot reports are objective, concise analyses of important policy issues within our community. Snapshot reports serve to educate, inform, and encourage civic discourse for our community leaders and the general public. Each report is compiled and written by the staff and student Research Scholars within the Center for Public Affairs, working with an advisory team of subject matter experts.
Food Insecurity, Barriers, and Possible Solutions: Survey of Brown County At-Risk Households
This Food Security study was implemented by the University of Wisconsin-Extension Nutrition Education Program in Brown County (WNEP), beginning in 1998, in collaboration with the UW-Green Bay Professional Social Work Program. Its purpose is to monitor food security trends and to provide the community with information from which to make change that benefits the population most at risk for food insecurity. It does this by addressing barriers to food security, strategies currently used to obtain food, suggestions for actions that would most help and by addressing educational interests.
Connecting the Dots: Public Performance and Financial Trends in Brown County and the City of Green Bay
The second installment in our series of Policy Snapshot Report was released in November 2014. The report focusing on government spending and performance as local public entities plan their budgets for the coming year. It has been designed to provide elected officials, community leaders and citizens with a single document that tracks fiscal and performance data in Green Bay and Brown County during a five-year period. Assistant Professor David Helpap, Public and Environmental Affairs, led this Policy Snapshot research team, along UW-Green Bay senior and CFPA research scholar Renee Christensen.
School Choice Vouchers in Green Bay: Factors to Consider
The first report in the series CFPA Policy Snapshot: School Choice Vouchers in Green Bay Factors to Consider was released in 2013.
The report looks at the factors community leaders and elected officials might consider in deciding whether to support such an initiative, along with what its impact could be in terms of education policy, funding, outcomes and more.
Using publicly available data, the report will analyze the following topics:
- What is a school choice voucher program?
- What can be learned from the choice programs in Milwaukee and Racine?
- Is the school choice voucher program needed in Green Bay? How well are students â€” especially low-income students â€” achieving in the Green Bay Area Public Schools?
- What local private school opportunities are available in Green Bay, and what are they like? Is there capacity to expand?
- DDoes this existing Open Enrollment option provide a viable alternative to the choice program?