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.
Ashley Community Schools conquers poverty, small enrollment and other rural challenges to become an academic overachiever
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These elementary, middle and high schools scored within the top 5 percent in Michigan when student income is factored in.
Top elementary, middle and high schools in state, by region and income level.
Here are all 2014 Academic State Champs districts, recognized for scores in the top 5 percent of their category. Some districts won for overall excellence; some for the performance of its schools at the elementary, middle or high school level
See where YOUR school ranks: 2014 rankings and Top 10 lists of school districts across the state. Come back next Tuesday for Bridge’s first-ever rankings of individual schools.
Bridge proudly recognizes the most overachieving districts in the state in 2014. Next Tuesday: Bridge releases its first-ever state rankings for individual schools.
21,000 more four-year-olds are benefitting from free, high-quality preschool in in just two years thanks to extra state funding
Tripling preschool slots, and still a waiting list in Vicksburg
Detroit will improve its chronically low-performing schools when the system focuses more on proven, consistent academic reforms and less on changes to its power structure.
Everybody else gets to sleep in, but the person who decides whether to cancel school has to be up at 4 a.m., having a conference call. It’s a chilling duty, and thankless.
Fewer than 1-in-3 aspiring teachers are passing a new certification exam that tests math, reading and writing skills. Proponents of the test say its raises the bar for the profession; but teaching colleges call the test confusing.
Michigan's K-12 vocational education system will never become the powerful job engine that Gov. Snyder demands without a fix to inequitable funding across the state.