In an effort to offer access to resources and information, as well as keep students informed about each other, La Flog is requesting submission of 100+ word descriptions of your summer internships. Please send them to sjfredericks at wisc dot edu
This summer I am interning with the Wisconsin Association of School Boards. WASB is a nonprofit organization that serves as an advocate for education and students through supporting the tradition of local school board control of public K-12 schools. WASB provides local school boards with innovative ideas, advocacy, legal services, resources, programs and quality information.
As an intern, I am researching K-12 education issues that are salient to school boards and likely to come up in the next state legislative cycle. I am compiling data from around the state and writing short issue papers to inform school boards, school administrators, and state legislators about the current problems facing school boards and how they can be solved.
So far this summer, I have written about the advances of Charter Schools, Virtual Programs, and School Choice in Wisconsin. I have already learned a lot about the Wisconsin public school system and the legislative process and look forward to continuing this learning over the rest of the summer.
Sarah Hurley is studying education policy at the La Follette School.