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.
It may be the the simplest way to improve academic achievement. But starting school later in the morning is a surprisingly tough sell
An hour delay paid off in achievement and attendance. So why aren’t more schools following that lead
Districts across Michigan struggle to field candidates for school boards. The job can be time consuming, nerve wracking, and is often unpaid. Would proper training for new board members help?
On Tuesday, residents in more than two dozen districts will vote on whether to pay for construction, technology or other projects. If history holds, half will fail. Here’s what successful Michigan districts do right.
Michigan’s patchwork system of support misses the state’s most vulnerable young people
Almost 100,000 students enroll in public schools outside their neighborhood school districts through Michigan’s popular school-of-choice policy. On average, they are learning no more than if they’d stayed in their neighborhood school, a study finds
Legislators agree that struggling young readers need more help. But what should we do with kids who still can’t read
It’s a high-powered trio presiding over huge changes for Detroit’s public school system. Judge Steven Rhodes, interim Supt. Alycia Meriweather and EAA chief Veronica Conforme reveal their priorities in the push to finally fix city schools
The lawmakers charged with repairing the damage to the city’s schools should know it has roots that go back to the 19th century – even before the Civil War
Last year, Michigan replaced its longstanding MEAP standardized test with a new assessment aligned with the Common Core. Bridge’s Academic State Champs analysis allows you to compare your school with peer schools across the state.
Bridge Magazine recognizes 44 high schools across the state earning top marks for preparing students for college or career succes
See the Academic State Champs score – and key test scores and demographics – for your local high school. Use our tool to see how your high school stacks up against other schools in your area and across the state.
Here are the high schools across Michigan that best exceeded expectations in 2015
Some are questioning whether either Tonya Allen or Charlie Beckham have the education experience necessary to lead the struggling district.
After 18 months on the job, U-M’s 14th president is seeking ways to make Michigan’s elite institution more diverse, welcoming and valuable to the state
A disappointed high-school football player was counting on being a Michigan Wolverine in the fall. But U-M’s president says recruits should not consider themselves accepted until they are actually admitted.