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.
Michigan’s law that calls for the annual closure of the state’s worst schools is unique in the nation.
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.
Bridge is rating Michigan high schools by how well they prepare students for college or career training after they graduate.
See how your school performed in the 2017 Academic State Champs analysis.
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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From the spring of 2014 through this past fall, a winding investigation into an unwanted touch contained several surprises.
The nominee for U.S. Education Secretary has used money and muscle to make Michigan a free-market lab for charter and school choice expansion. Can she sell the results?
Many of today’s kindergarteners may eventually have to repeat third grade if their reading skills fall short. In West Michigan, 100 school districts have joined forces to boost early reading. The goal: to pass every student to fourth grade.
Donald Trump’s selection of school-choice advocate Betsy DeVos for U.S. education secretary has focused attention on Michigan’s generous choice policy. In September, Bridge Magazine revealed one troubling side-effect: segregation
Opportunities to take college courses while in high school vary widely across Michigan, but the credits earned aren’t always what students expect
Among Michigan millennials, Clinton may be the favorite, but with heavy sighs over politics as usual.
Thousands of middle- to upper-income students use federal welfare funds to attend expensive private schools. Meanwhile, only 18 percent of impoverished families in Michigan receive cash assistance.
More than 300,000 public school students take advantage of the state’s popular school choice program. Whether by chance or design, districts are becoming less diverse.
The state’s school choice policies are making many districts far more segregated. Here are the districts most impacted by school choice.
In spite of rising tuition and loan debt, experts say a college degree still looks like a wise financial investment for most Michigan students, if they choose wisely.