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.

Articles

A steady doctor for babies to call their own

March 5, 2015 | Bill McGraw

More than 80,000 low-income infants and young children in Michigan don’t have access to a primary care doctor to nurture their development.

Preschool for 3-year-olds - high cost, higher reward

March 5, 2015 | Bill McGraw

Adding a second year of preschool nets long-term gains for children in poverty, and for state, studies show.

Putting a value on young minds

March 3, 2015 | Bill McGraw

In a year when state legislators are disinclined to spend, a stunning report shows that Michigan can invest now in proven early childhood programs, or spend a great deal more later.

Only 1-in-10 at-risk children enrolled in parental coaching program

March 3, 2015 | Bill McGraw

A consensus of research shows home-visitation programs for families with young children improve child development, while saving taxpayers money that would otherwise go to remedial education, incarceration and other costs.

Michigan struggles to support child care for thousands of children

March 3, 2015 | Bill McGraw

Michigan has reduced funding for low-income child care by 67 percent since 2007. Research shows that high-quality centers can boost educational performance.

When is college credit not a credit? Too often, when it’s earned at a community college

February 26, 2015 | Chastity Pratt Dawsey

For thousands of low-income students, a four-year college degree is only within reach if they start at community college, saving money on tuition. State lawmakers are leaning on colleges and universities to make that process easier by ensuring students’ hard-earned credits transfer with them.

College costs have doubled, even after inflation, and other frightening facts (Chapter 1)

February 24, 2015 | Ron French

Think you can still pay for college delivering pizza? Think again. Bridge presents 6 realities facing today’s college student.

The crazy cost of college, a cultural timeline (Chapter 2)

February 24, 2015 | Ron French

Hemlines rise and fall, but tuition just goes up.

Four reasons why Michigan college prices have skyrocketed (Chapter 3)

February 24, 2015 | Ron French

The state bears blame for the high cost of higher education, but students aren’t blameless, either.

College costs: 2014

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College costs: 2010

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College costs: 2005

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College costs: 2000

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College costs: 1995

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College costs: 1990

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College costs: 1985

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College costs: 1980

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College costs: 1975

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A tale of two schools in Michigan’s resort paradise

February 19, 2015 | Ted Roelofs

A rural school district in Cheboygan County and a more affluent one in Harbor Springs underscore the role money can play in student performance.

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