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.
“I am certainly encouraged to see a state leader deciding to shield its high-poverty districts from the bulk of these cuts,” said one expert.
Classes will be back in session in East Lansing, but students will leave at Thanksgiving. Football weekends? Those are still up in the air.
The coronavirus has left college officials with hard choices about the fall semester — bring students back, continue remote learning, or find a hybrid approach. Bridge will track plans as they are announced.
With continued coronavirus fears, West Bloomfield Public Schools will bring most kids into classrooms only two days a week this fall. Will other school districts follow suit?
The full U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to rehear a Detroit literacy case and reconsider a groundbreaking panel ruling that students have a fundamental right to a basic education.
Michigan’s K-12 schools face a $1.2 billion shortfall for the school year ending in June. Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey says he will push the feds to fill the gap. But next year’s school budget is in far greater danger.
How do you celebrate a once-in-a-lifetime event in the middle of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic? We talked to Michigan State University grads about making the best of Saturday’s ceremony and what’s next.
Western Michigan in Kalamazoo intends to reopen its campus and classrooms to students for the fall semester, assuming public health directives related to the coronavirus pandemic allow it.
Detroit students had sued the state, saying it had failed to provide a basic level of education that they argued was a basic right. After a federal appeals court agreed with the students, Whitmer and the plaintiffs have reached an agreement.
Eastern Michigan University and Saginaw Valley State University join rush to bring students back in fall amid coronavirus. Most Michigan colleges that have announced plans for September are choosing to return to face-to-face classes.
The majority of colleges in Michigan that have announced plans for the fall semester are choosing to return to face-to-face classes, presenting challenges for schools trying to keep students safe.
The Senate education committee chair said drastic cuts of $2,000 per student may be unavoidable in the fall following huge tax revenue losses from the pandemic. School officials cite the need for more services, not fewer.
Students may sit farther apart, and residence hall suites will be less crowded, but CMU’s campus will be teeming with students again in September.
Thousands of fans used to cheer at rivalry games pitting basketball powers — Flint Central, Northern and Northwestern. Now there is just one, Southwestern, as students have fled the struggling school district.
Michigan kids (and their parents) look forward to summer camps. But some are closing for the year and others aren’t sure about their programming, as a precaution during the pandemic.
Michigan Tech and Lake Superior State University plan to return to in-person classes this fall, joining Northern Michigan University that had announced the same decision earlier. That’s an easier call in the Upper Peninsula, where there are currently few COVID-19 cases
Grand Valley State University plans to resume traditional, in-person classes in September. So far, Michigan colleges that have made decisions about the fall semester run the gamut from fully online to back-to-normal.
The 21,000-student Lansing Community College will move most of its classes online for the fall semester, due to continuing fears about the coronavirus pandemic. Is the school’s plan a precursor to similar announcements on other campuses?
The Upper Peninsula public university is the first Michigan college to announce it is going forward with in-person classes in September. Most schools have put off making a decision for now.
A poll of Michigan K-12 families finds mixed reviews of remote learning and concern about academics. But a plurality would still prefer a normal school year in fall, rather than a longer year or forced summer school.