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Long-term subs have spiked in recent years. Paying more could help solve the issue – and so could stopping ‘talking about teachers as if they’re idiots,’ according to a panel of experts convened by Bridge.
A Center for Michigan water conference Thursday took place within miles of a PFAS contamination site. Experts weighed in on key challenges the state faces to keeping water clean and safe.
Bridge wants an ambitious, watchdog journalist who can break news and smartly explain the biggest environmental issues facing the state.
Bridge Magazine uncovered that up to 50,000 K-12 students in Michigan are being taught by long-term (often uncertified) substitute teachers. You can weigh in and hear experts talk about this troubling trend, and how to fix it.
Meet members of the news team and fellow readers at one of our reader gatherings. We’ll tackle water issues, long-term substitute teachers and football.
Bridge is expanding yet again, seeking an enterprising reporter to help launch the Michigan Business Watch to cover the state’s vibrant business community.
Oosting brings years of experience covering politics and explaining the inner workings of the legislature, governor’s office and state government agencies.
Monica Williams returns to Michigan after years abroad and a distinguished career at The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe and other newspapers.
How should Michigan address ongoing water issues, from PFAS to Line 5 to water shut offs? Grab your free ticket to the Center for Michigan’s Citizen Water Summits for your chance to learn about these issues and have your opinion heard by state leaders.
Can't make it to a Citizen Summit or a Community Conversation during our Your Water, Your Voice campaign? Here's how to have your voice heard at any time!
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Bridge seeks a tenacious, savvy reporter to join the four-time Michigan Press Association ‘Newspaper of the Year.’
Following six Michigan families with different political views for a year, “Michigan Divided” exposed our stubbornly wide partisan gap. The film won best topical documentary in the Michigan Emmy contest Saturday.
Michigan’s young students continue to struggle with basic reading proficiency. What would Michigan teachers do differently if they were in charge of state education policy?
Bridge Magazine expands once more to provide high-quality, nonpartisan coverage of the most important issues facing Michigan residents.
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Bridge’s urban affairs reporter among 27 global journalists named to the Nieman Foundation Journalism fellowship program at Harvard University.