Talent & Education
To prosper, Michigan must be a more educated place. Bridge will explore the challenges in education and identify policies and initiatives that address them.
Many say students spend too much time taking state tests. But some question whether dropping math and critical thinking questions sends the right message.
A bill expected to be signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder is a small step toward improved access to college ‒ if schools’ understaffed counselors can find time to pass on career advice.
It may be a world-renowned university, but the University of Michigan has yet to figure out how to get more low-income students to enroll. The solution may come down to a one-word marketing tweak: Free
It sounds like a mix between Big Brother and Helicopter Mom, but a three-year-old state program that helps guide first-generation college students and their families through the maze of financial aid may help Michigan increase low-income college enrollment.
Which schools produce the most Spartans, Wolverines and Ivy Leaguers? Map showing where high schoolers attend college contains some surprises.
Interactive database allows users to examine, compare where last year’s graduating class is attending college.
When Michigan turned off the tap at underage parties, binge drinking became more dangerous. Some say it’s time to go back to kegs.
Drinking and football are often synonymous. But they don’t have to be dangerous. Use these 10 tips to avoid big trouble.
Use this map to compare SAT scores with neighboring schools in your county and the state.
Detroit’s new superintendent sits for a Q&A about school closures, test scores, lead in drinking fountains and early conflict-of-interest questions.
U-M President Mark Schlissel says students should be able to pursue education 'without outside worries.' He sat down with Bridge to answer five questions this week.
Michigan’s money-saving switch from the ACT college prep test is causing serious anxiety because aren’t enough sites for students to retake the test.
Federal officials say Michigan isn’t properly educating students with disabilities. Parents blame cost cutting.
Enrollment in teacher-prep programs is falling nationwide, and by more than 50 percent in Michigan colleges and universities. Why the classroom is losing its appeal.
Some of Michigan’s top foundations invested millions of dollars to improve Detroit education. The group they formed has closed quietly, falling well short of its goals.
Bridge recently published the inspirational story of a low-income Detroit student who overcame steep odds to win acceptance to Harvard. It turns out, Bridge discovered, the acceptance letter was fabricated.
Tourism officials are fighting to keep summer break through Labor Day to boost a critical Michigan industry. But school officials are fighting back, and this year they may win.
A state effort is underway to track school superintendents, principals.
In Battle Creek, where school choice policies are blamed for helping to segregate schools and gut district programs, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation steps in to try to turn things around.