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Experts: Pay teachers more to curb Michigan’s long-term substitute ‘crisis’

Experts: Pay teachers more to curb Michigan’s long-term substitute ‘crisis’

November 7, 2019 | Jim Malewitz

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.  

Water protection hits close to home for Grand Rapids audience

Water protection hits close to home for Grand Rapids audience

October 24, 2019 | Ted Roelofs

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 Magazine seeks a Michigan environment reporter

Bridge Magazine seeks a Michigan environment reporter

October 24, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Bridge wants an ambitious, watchdog journalist who can break news and smartly explain the biggest environmental issues facing the state.

 Get tickets for Lansing event on growth of long-term substitute teachers

Get tickets for Lansing event on growth of long-term substitute teachers

October 21, 2019 | Alexandra Schmidt

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.

Join Bridge Magazine at a fall reader appreciation event

Join Bridge Magazine at a fall reader appreciation event

October 16, 2019 | Bridge Staff

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 Magazine is hiring a business reporter. Come join our team.

Bridge Magazine is hiring a business reporter. Come join our team.

September 30, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Bridge is expanding yet again, seeking an enterprising reporter to help launch the Michigan Business Watch to cover the state’s vibrant business community.

Jonathan Oosting joins Bridge Magazine’s Lansing watchdog team

Jonathan Oosting joins Bridge Magazine’s Lansing watchdog team

September 25, 2019 | Bridge Staff

 Oosting brings years of experience covering politics and explaining the inner workings of the legislature, governor’s office and state government agencies.

Bridge adds veteran of nation’s best newspapers to its editing ranks

Bridge adds veteran of nation’s best newspapers to its editing ranks

September 6, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Monica Williams returns to Michigan after years abroad and a distinguished career at The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe and other newspapers.

Snag your ticket for the Citizen Water Summits, coming this October!

Snag your ticket for the Citizen Water Summits, coming this October!

September 5, 2019 | Bridge Staff

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.

3 ways to take part in the Your Water, Your Voice campaign from anywhere

3 ways to take part in the Your Water, Your Voice campaign from anywhere

September 5, 2019 | Bridge Staff

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!

It’s Bridge’s 8th birthday. Will you help us celebrate?

It’s Bridge’s 8th birthday. Will you help us celebrate?

September 5, 2019 | John Bebow

Bridge Magazine is for Michigan, by Michigan and about Michigan. Our nonprofit newsroom needs your support. 

Bridge is hiring a Michigan Capitol watchdog reporter. Join our team.

Bridge is hiring a Michigan Capitol watchdog reporter. Join our team.

July 31, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Bridge seeks a tenacious, savvy reporter to join the four-time Michigan Press Association ‘Newspaper of the Year.’

Bridge, Center for Michigan win Emmy for ‘Michigan Divided’ documentary

Bridge, Center for Michigan win Emmy for ‘Michigan Divided’ documentary

June 17, 2019 | Bridge Staff

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.

Calling Michigan teachers! How would you improve 3rd-grade reading skills?

Calling Michigan teachers! How would you improve 3rd-grade reading skills?

May 30, 2019 | Alexandra Schmidt

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 is hiring a copy editor/production manager for our growing audience

Bridge is hiring a copy editor/production manager for our growing audience

May 23, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Bridge Magazine expands once more to provide high-quality, nonpartisan coverage of the most important issues facing Michigan residents.

Please support Bridge's nonprofit Michigan newsroom during our spring 2019 fundraiser

Please support Bridge's nonprofit Michigan newsroom during our spring 2019 fundraiser

May 13, 2019 | John Bebow

Our stories are free, but we need your help. Bridge has no paywall and has very little advertising. We rely on the generosity of readers to support our in-depth journalism. Will you help us during our spring 2019 fundraiser?

Bridge reporter Chastity Pratt wins Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University

Bridge reporter Chastity Pratt wins Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University

May 3, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Bridge’s urban affairs reporter among 27 global journalists named to the Nieman Foundation Journalism fellowship program at Harvard University.  

Bridge wins 26 awards in Society of Professional Journalists contest

Bridge wins 26 awards in Society of Professional Journalists contest

May 3, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Staffers won nine first-place awards in the contest that honors great journalism.

Tell us how YOU would fix Michigan’s roads

Tell us how YOU would fix Michigan’s roads

March 22, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Want to ensure your voice is heard in Michigan’s road debate? Come give us a piece of your mind!

Bridge Magazine seeks reporter to cover healthcare, mental health issues

Bridge Magazine seeks reporter to cover healthcare, mental health issues

February 13, 2019 | Bridge Staff

Healthcare remains a critical issue for Michigan families and businesses. Bridge seeks an experienced journalist to convey the challenges and policy choices to our growing statewide audience.

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