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.
Oakland and Wayne State universities and Henry Ford College are forgiving small debts for onetime students who re-enroll. Early efforts have shown modest success.
The state education official in charge of the five-year odyssey to update school social studies standards is tired of her department being used as a political punching bag
Dearborn schools dominate many of the champs lists, as Bridge Magazine recognizes winners at schools from Grand Rapids to Detroit and the Upper Peninsula
Take a bow. Here are the most successful high schools in Michigan at sending graduates to college, broken down into four categories. Did your school make the list?
Use this database to search for your Michigan high school and see how it compares in sending graduates to college to others nearby and of similar economic means.
Here are the 2019 Academic State Champs among upper income schools, those with 25 percent or fewer economically disadvantaged students.
Here are the 2019 Academic State Champs among middle to upper income schools, those with 25 percent to 40 percent economically disadvantaged students.
Here are the 2019 Academic State Champs among lower to middle income schools, those with 40 percent to 55 percent economically disadvantaged students.
Here are the 2019 Academic State Champs among lower income schools, those with more than 55 percent of economically disadvantaged students.
It’s been 20 years since two students killed 13 people at Columbine High School. Today, Michigan schools use hockey pucks, hornet spray and gun sensors to train for the unthinkable. Are they ready? And at what cost?
Most Michigan schools visited take active shooter security seriously. Just don’t ask the state what each school is doing – it doesn’t keep track. And the Office of School Safety the Legislature created? It remains unfunded.
Three finalists are long-time superintendents from Michigan, and two others would bring an outside perspective to the state’s chief of schools
A public outcry followed conservative efforts last year to revise ‒ and in some cases, limit ‒ what is taught classrooms. Those changes were largely reversed in a new draft to the state education board.
Those inside Michigan’s classrooms have some very different views on what works and what doesn’t work to improve education, according to a massive survey of educators across the state.
Students from poor families are, on average, more than two years behind their wealthier classmates. Poverty plays a huge role in student scores, but can boosting teacher quality also help?
The $24 million budget increase for literacy coaches wasn’t the biggest headline out of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s budget proposal, but it could have a huge impact on Michigan schools, particularly for third grade.
Michigan’s governor’s first budget offers a fairly radical change in how the state spends money on public school students, with questions still on where the money would come from.
A new scholarship proposal could get more students into Michigan colleges. But which campus they go to plays a big role in whether they graduate and how much they - and the state - will benefit.