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