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.
Federal officials say Michigan isn’t properly educating students with disabilities. Parents blame cost cutting.
Enrollment in teacher-prep programs is falling nationwide, and by more than 50 percent in Michigan colleges and universities. Why the classroom is losing its appeal.
Some of Michigan’s top foundations invested millions of dollars to improve Detroit education. The group they formed has closed quietly, falling well short of its goals.
Bridge recently published the inspirational story of a low-income Detroit student who overcame steep odds to win acceptance to Harvard. It turns out, Bridge discovered, the acceptance letter was fabricated.
Tourism officials are fighting to keep summer break through Labor Day to boost a critical Michigan industry. But school officials are fighting back, and this year they may win.
A state effort is underway to track school superintendents, principals.
In Battle Creek, where school choice policies are blamed for helping to segregate schools and gut district programs, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation steps in to try to turn things around.
May 1 is the traditional deadline for saying yes or no to college admission offers. Don’t flip a coin. Read these tips.
Examining free college prep exam courses, which some say work just as well as those that cost thousands.
Michigan’s law that calls for the annual closure of the state’s worst schools is unique in the nation.
Amid a graduation gap, Michigan colleges are making a greater effort to help low-income, first generation and other at-risk students earn their college degree.
Bridge is rating Michigan high schools by how well they prepare students for college or career training after they graduate.
See how your school performed in the 2017 Academic State Champs analysis.
The first reason, family income, is something schools can’t control. But other factors, like having counselors to help students navigate the maze of higher education, can produce real dividends.
Get your free Academic State Champs bumper sticker to celebrate your school.
From the spring of 2014 through this past fall, a winding investigation into an unwanted touch contained several surprises.
The nominee for U.S. Education Secretary has used money and muscle to make Michigan a free-market lab for charter and school choice expansion. Can she sell the results?
Many of today’s kindergarteners may eventually have to repeat third grade if their reading skills fall short. In West Michigan, 100 school districts have joined forces to boost early reading. The goal: to pass every student to fourth grade.