For poor and first-generation college students, ‘I think I can’ is half the battle

For poor and first-generation college students, ‘I think I can’ is half the battle

February 16, 2017 | Chastity Pratt Dawsey

Amid a graduation gap, Michigan colleges are making a greater effort to help low-income, first generation and other at-risk students earn their college degree.

‘Placemaking’ takes hold in Michigan as ‘Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper’

February 17, 2017 | Gil White

A bottom-up, low-cost approach to sprucing up and improving public spaces is paying off in several Michigan cities.

Getting ‘rigor’ right in preschool, or avoiding rigor mortis in 4-year-olds

February 17, 2017 | Kellye R. Wood

With all the emphasis on “return on investment” in early childhood education, let’s not forget that play, and just play, is the real way children build a foundation for the schooling to come.

Trump’s travel ban could spark crisis in state’s doctor shortage, healthcare leaders say

February 16, 2017 | Ted Roelofs

Foreign-born doctors play a huge role in underserved areas of Michigan, particularly among the state’s rural and urban poor. The president’s immigration policies are causing many to reconsider their future in Michigan.

A registry will help fix abuses in Detroit’s home rental market

February 16, 2017 | Sarah Alvarez

People who rent homes in Detroit are often at the mercy of unscrupulous or negligent landlords. The city should stiffen inspection laws and help average Detroiters get better information on rental properties.

Bridge Magazine's 2017 Academic State Champs

February 14, 2017 | Mike Wilkinson

Bridge is rating Michigan high schools by how well they prepare students for college or career training after they graduate.

6 reasons why students at some high schools are better prepared for college or career

February 14, 2017 | Mike Wilkinson

The first reason, family income, is something schools can’t control. But other factors, like having counselors to help students navigate the maze of higher education, can produce real dividends.  

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