17 November 2016 • 7 commentsOpportunities to take college courses while in high school vary widely across Michigan, but the credits earned aren’t always what students expect.
8 November 2016 • 4 comments
Anxiety-inducing polls are driving Americans to the edge. One expert explains how today’s polls work – and don’t work – and how best to read them.
8 November 2016 • 5 comments
Individual polls can vary to a maddening degree, but the average of final national polls tallied at the RealClearPolitics.com website has been fairly accurate in the past three presidential elections.
25 October 2016 • 13 comments
Demonic possession and lesbian farmers. Pickle jars and Tic Tacs. Bridge takes a walk of shame through the 2016 presidential campaign.
29 September 2016 • 26 comments
Michigan has fewer school nurses than almost any state. Some districts are getting creative to try to solve the problem.
15 September 2016 • 9 comments
A sobering report recommends a half billion dollars to improve college access. Lansing responds with a yawn.
15 September 2016 • 1 comment
From financial incentives to colleges designed for dropouts, states are finding ways to help residents get their diplomas. Could these programs help Michigan?
8 September 2016 • 13 comments
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?
8 September 2016
Obsolete state policies favor financial aid for young students over the older, part-time students who are increasingly filling college campuses.
30 August 2016 • 11 comments
Flint hired a former brigadier general to oversee replacement of its lead pipes. The Mott Foundation gave Flint money for his salary. So why hasn’t Michael McDaniel been paid? The answer tells you all you need to know about the slow pace of Flint’s recovery.
30 August 2016 • 13 comments
Ridgway White says he is buoyed by the amount of philanthropic money flowing in to address Flint’s water crisis. But the Mott president tells Bridge he sees graver challenges in improving the city’s longer-term economic trajectory.
23 August 2016 • 7 comments
Delivering pallets of water was the easy part. Now it gets messy, as various players jockey for position, balance competing interests and struggle with plans to repair the city and its people after a crisis like no other.
23 August 2016 • 2 comments
15,000 donations have poured in to help Flint kids battling lead poisoning. One-dollar bills and five-figure checks arrive almost daily from schoolchildren and prison inmates, elderly widows and romance writers. Here are a few of their stories.
12 July 2016 • 13 comments
The report was supposed to be a big win for education reformers. But holes in the study may undermine efforts to increase school spending.
17 May 2016 • 10 comments
In Part 2, Bridge shows how Pennsylvania and Ohio are taking a different approach to keeping their cities strong
2 May 2016 • 11 comments
The failure to come up with more than short-term fixes shows “a lack of concern for people,” says John B. King Jr., who urged a permanent resolution.
28 April 2016 • 37 comments
Michigan’s CEO governor is the subject of case studies and forums in which the culture in his administration is being compared with oil spills and the Challenger explosion.
26 April 2016 • 10 comments
Ramone Williams completes his journey for a degree from Eastern Michigan University. Now he must find a job.