Michigan shuts down bad schools. Leading states build them up.

Michigan shuts down bad schools. Leading states build them up.

February 21, 2017 | Chastity Pratt Dawsey

Michigan’s law that calls for the annual closure of the state’s worst schools is unique in the nation.

Phasing out income-tax revenue a dangerous game

February 21, 2017 | Phil Power

Lansing’s tax-cutting obsession is leading Michigan down the drain

‘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.