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.
This year, Bridge honors school districts where students grow the most from third to eighth grade. The new measure comes from groundbreaking research that tips conventional wisdom on its head.
Check out these cool bubble charts that show the interplay between income and achievement in 500 Michigan school districts.
Use this database to search growth from third to eighth grades, and compare districts compare with their neighbors and ones with similar socioeconomics statewide in Michigan.
Use this slideshow to see where students in school districts with more than 4,000 students grew the most from third to eighth grade
Use this slideshow to see where students in school districts with 1,300 to 4,000 students grew the most from third to eighth grade
Use this slideshow to see where students in school districts with less than 1,300 students grew the most from third to eighth grade.
The former governor helped to give far more to Michigan’s public universities than his Democratic and Republican successors
Michigan’s economy would improve if more adults had diplomas. Why our future may depend on immigrants and other transplants.
Many say students spend too much time taking state tests. But some question whether dropping math and critical thinking questions sends the right message.
A bill expected to be signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder is a small step toward improved access to college ‒ if schools’ understaffed counselors can find time to pass on career advice.
It may be a world-renowned university, but the University of Michigan has yet to figure out how to get more low-income students to enroll. The solution may come down to a one-word marketing tweak: Free
It sounds like a mix between Big Brother and Helicopter Mom, but a three-year-old state program that helps guide first-generation college students and their families through the maze of financial aid may help Michigan increase low-income college enrollment.
Which schools produce the most Spartans, Wolverines and Ivy Leaguers? Map showing where high schoolers attend college contains some surprises.
Interactive database allows users to examine, compare where last year’s graduating class is attending college.
When Michigan turned off the tap at underage parties, binge drinking became more dangerous. Some say it’s time to go back to kegs.
Drinking and football are often synonymous. But they don’t have to be dangerous. Use these 10 tips to avoid big trouble.
Use this map to compare SAT scores with neighboring schools in your county and the state.
Detroit’s new superintendent sits for a Q&A about school closures, test scores, lead in drinking fountains and early conflict-of-interest questions.
U-M President Mark Schlissel says students should be able to pursue education 'without outside worries.' He sat down with Bridge to answer five questions this week.