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.
Michigan has reduced funding for low-income child care by 67 percent since 2007. Research shows that high-quality centers can boost educational performance.
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.
Think you can still pay for college delivering pizza? Think again. Bridge presents 6 realities facing today’s college student.
Hemlines rise and fall, but tuition just goes up.
The state bears blame for the high cost of higher education, but students aren’t blameless, either.
A rural school district in Cheboygan County and a more affluent one in Harbor Springs underscore the role money can play in student performance.
You could hardly find a purer slice of Pure Michigan than the tip of the Lower Peninsula. But as the wealthy prosper alongside blue bays, those who live here year-round find life tougher to navigate
Some Michigan school districts have top-rated schools, along with some of the worst. If poverty doesn’t explain the gap, what does?
A computer programming error resulted in two Michigan elementary schools being left off the list of 2014 State Champs. The error also slightly changes the individual rankings of some schools.
Prospective teachers deserve a better exam, and something more: the development of the best teacher education possible and improved support in the classroom.