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.
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.
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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.
Donald Trump’s selection of school-choice advocate Betsy DeVos for U.S. education secretary has focused attention on Michigan’s generous choice policy. In September, Bridge Magazine revealed one troubling side-effect: segregation
Opportunities to take college courses while in high school vary widely across Michigan, but the credits earned aren’t always what students expect
Among Michigan millennials, Clinton may be the favorite, but with heavy sighs over politics as usual.
Thousands of middle- to upper-income students use federal welfare funds to attend expensive private schools. Meanwhile, only 18 percent of impoverished families in Michigan receive cash assistance.
More than 300,000 public school students take advantage of the state’s popular school choice program. Whether by chance or design, districts are becoming less diverse.
The state’s school choice policies are making many districts far more segregated. Here are the districts most impacted by school choice.
In spite of rising tuition and loan debt, experts say a college degree still looks like a wise financial investment for most Michigan students, if they choose wisely.
A sobering report recommends a half billion dollars to improve college access. Lansing responds with a yawn
From financial incentives to colleges designed for dropouts, states are finding ways to help residents get their diplomas. Could these programs help Michigan
Thousands of adults are just a few classes away from a degree. So why isn’t Michigan, so hungry for skilled workers, doing more to help them finish
Michigan has the highest college dropout rates in the Midwest. See rates in your county
Obsolete state policies favor financial aid for young students over the older, part-time students who are increasingly filling college campuses.
In a report released today, a public policy group says the legislature is underfunding its public universities at a critical time in a transforming economy