Bridge Q and A
Why do we require local sheriffs, prosecutors and clerks to declare a party affiliation in the primaries? One U.P. representative lobbies to end this practice in a Bridge Q-and-A.
In this Q-and-A, historian and National Book Award finalist Heather Ann Thompson argues that draconian police tactics in black Detroit neighborhoods had as much to do with the city’s decimation as white flight and lost jobs
We asked leaders around metro Detroit to talk frankly about racial attitudes in their lives and communities. These five answered the bell.
An hour delay paid off in achievement and attendance. So why aren’t more schools following that lead
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
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
Want to take a chance on a piece of property the last owner couldn’t handle?
UM education dean Deborah Loewenberg Ball slams the Legislature’s latest bill to rate teachers. She urges the state to instead adopt her panel’s recommendations, which she said would be the nation’s gold standard for raising classroom performance.
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.
Bridge sat down with Kati Haycock, founder of the Education Trust in Washington, D.C., to talk about reversing Michigan’s decline and what schools can do for low-income kids when parents aren’t in the game.
There are many cities that can be improved with planning that turns public spaces into the heart of those communities. Michigan’s “placemaking” chief explains how.
Southeast Michigan is poised to get a share of $1.3 billion in U.S. economic development grants. Lisa Baragar Katz, executive director of the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeastern Michigan tells Bridge how the money should be spent.
Benton Harbor’s first emergency manager sidelined elected officials and a public war soon followed. EMs have authority to make the hard cuts that elected leaders won’t, but entrenched politics are harder to ax.
Detroit’s former mayor argues that the city’s negative image brings down all of Michigan – even hundreds of miles away.
Jacques Panis, president of the Detroit watch and bicycle maker, offers a wish list of businesses he’d like to see in Detroit.
The devil is always in the details, but year-round bill sponsor Andy Schor, D-Lansing, says the pilot program spearheaded by him and Gov. Rick Snyder will ultimately win support from parents, students, and teachers.