15 July 2014
What’s the sense in financially supporting charter schools if they are not producing better educational outcomes than the failing traditional public schools students are leaving behind?
8 July 2014
Tracing family roots to Michigan’s unparalleled sour cherry harvest.
24 June 2014
Polls are a snapshot of public attitudes, but the state’s 2014 political candidates need the “Michigan Speaks” report to grasp what’s driving voters this election year.
17 June 2014
This publication’s reporting – and the Center for Michigan’s engagement work – led to two big wins for Michigan’s school children. Excuse us if we brag a little bit.
10 June 2014
The case for cautious optimism for our state, which finally seems to be moving in the right direction.
3 June 2014
Beyond Detroit, Michigan’s entire system of financing local government is tottering on the brink of collapse.
29 May 2014
Rich donors and secret super PACS are setting the agenda in the state’s governor and senate races, making Michigan’s key political campaigns anything but local.
20 May 2014
April may be the cruellest month, but its reward is May.
13 May 2014
It’s going to take a long time to root out the damage Detroit has incurred over a half century. Here’s hoping the city, the region and the entire state have the fortitude, far-sightedness and patience to persevere.
6 May 2014
In an age of political microtargeting, Community Conversations show the face of Michigan
29 April 2014
Two generations of Michigan governors have urged the teaching of job skills to match the labor market, to little effect.
22 April 2014
More than 50 years after establishing a nonprofit for Inuit artists, a frigid return to Baffin Island.
1 April 2014
As the Marshall-Albion merger shows, collaboration offers school districts the best option to conserve money while helping students.
25 March 2014
Election-year politics shouldn’t trump legislators’ duty to do the right thing for Michigan’s future
3 March 2014
For nearly six decades, Dingell worked with colleagues across the political spectrum. His departure pounds another nail in the coffin of competent government in our representative democracy, now quivering in gridlock thoroughly mixed with political narcissism.
24 February 2014
Participate in the Center for Michigan’s web-based community conversations. Make your views heard. And help make Michigan a better place.
17 February 2014
“What is the sound of one hand clapping?” Among other things, this famous Zen riddle suggests that some problems are extremely complex – and may require more than one approach to a solution. That’s an important notion when it comes to how […]
10 February 2014
After seven years of savage budget cuts, the governor seeks a 6 percent hike in higher-ed spending, a cap on tuition and $65 million more for pre-K, moves that are politically shrewd and necessary for Michigan .