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.
Ramone Williams collected more than $25,000 from Bridge and MLive readers. But his more cherished gift: new friends.
Touched by the plight of Eastern Michigan senior Ramone Williams, people across the country offer help for the school’s homeless students, even as some ask why there is not more support for low-income students seeking a degree.
Photo gallery: What it's like to walk in Ramone Williams' shoes.
Michigan desperately needs more college graduates. So why are some students forced to live in cars and comb campus events for free food to afford an education?
Don’t panic over looming deadlines; there is still time to make your application shine. Here’s how.
A new report by education, business, philanthropic and government leaders says Michigan’s rise to an elite state depends on getting far more students to graduate from college or obtain a technical certificate after high school.
Large college checks don’t always produce the best value. These cost-vs-paycheck rankings may surprise you.
Students choose colleges and universities for all kinds of reasons. Here’s one way to view what they’re getting for their money.
It’s been a long, contentious battle to reform Michigan’s teacher evaluation system. Now, the hard work begins.
A college degree is more critical, yet more expensive, for Michigan families. At a Center for Michigan summit Monday, the governor and university chiefs clashed over how to make college more affordable.
Cyber schools are all about technology. But in a field of struggling competitors, one Michigan cyber school is succeeding with an old-fashioned idea: person-to-person interaction.
Enrollment in Michigan’s online charter schools is exploding. But are kids learning?
Bowing to complaints about test fatigue, Detroit reins in the amount of time students spend on in-district standardized tests.
Michigan universities have invested heavily in programs to curb dangerous drinking, with mixed results. Experts suggest ways that both schools and lawmakers in Lansing can help keep students safer. Meanwhile, a model for success emerges in Nebraska.
Nov. 1, 2011 was supposed to be the day Michigan won an important battle in the war on high-risk college drinking. That’s the day a new state liquor policy, called the keg tag law, went into effect.
Across Michigan on game day, or just about any night during the week, alcohol is readily available to most any students who seek it (though, to be sure, many of the businesses that serve alcohol are vigilant in making sure students are of age).
Universities are spending millions to curb dangerous drinking. Yet blackout partying persists in a puke-and-rally culture. Bridge investigates what works, and what doesn’t, in the ongoing battle to keep college students safe.
Scenes from the first home football game in Ann Arbor, Sept. 12. Students, fans and alumni turned out on a crisp fall day to party.
The game in East Lansing on Sept. 12 was against the University of Oregon, and started at 8 p.m. Later-starting games frequently mean more alcohol-related problems, because students have longer to party before kickoff.