A State Corrections System for 2033

Jim Golembeski, Upward Mobility Signals Team

Historically, prison conditions in America are not a pretty picture. Wisconsin continues to spend an enormous amount of taxpayer dollars on a system that is inhumane and a vicious cycle for those caught up in it. The current situation at the Green Bay and Waupun prisons has been gaining a lot of media attention. So I ask, what is the single biggest reason that people are sentenced to prison in Wisconsin? Read more about our State Corrections System

Moving at the Speed of Opportunity

Jim Golembeski, Upward Mobility Signals Team

Someone told me recently that the current state of generative AI today is comparable to what cell
phones were in 2008. Remember pulling up little antennas in days before unlimited texting? What will
AI be doing in 2033? We had better keep up with it, because generative AI accelerates what is known as
the “Digital Divide.” We are fortunate in Northeast Wisconsin to have a head start on this opportunity to
address the Digital Divide. Read more about AI in the workplace.

Addressing the Performance Gap: Transforming United States Education for Global Competitiveness

Gratzia Villarroel, Ph.D. , Director of International Studies, St. Norbert College

The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) emerged in the late 1990s when the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) identified a need for an international assessment beyond traditional performance measures. The first PISA assessment took place in 2000 and included 32 countries, which has risen to 80 in recent test evaluations. The test occurs every three years, and improvements are made each time to address different needs. To read the complete article click PISA Study.