30 June 2015
Five generations of the Power family are tied to the Montmorency “sour” cherries of northern Michigan. Now, put them in your belly!
23 June 2015
A promise of beauty and wisdom amid the wonders of Michigan.
16 June 2015
Momentum is building among conservative policymakers to reduce costs in the state’s expensive prison system
9 June 2015
Programs that help vulnerable families with pregnancy and infant care, as well as child-care options, are shown to pay dividends for early learning.
19 May 2015
Like the aftermath of a sudden spring snowstorm, the ground is blanketed with various proposals to fix Michigan’s roads. And most have something else in common with spring snow: They’re likely to have melted into the ground once the sun comes out.
12 May 2015
In today’s digital world, old school political leadership mechanisms don’t work well anymore.
5 May 2015
Common-sense solutions should constitute a third force in Michigan politics, which could move our two entrenched political parties toward collaboration for the public good.
28 April 2015
There is something deeply disgusting when a very few people dominate financing of our ostensibly “democratic” political system without even the pretense of public engagement.
21 April 2015
A book recounting how FDR’s struggles with polio helped shape his worldview reminds the author of a turning point in his own life.
14 April 2015
The CMU event, open to the public, will bring experts on early childhood development from around the world to Michigan.
7 April 2015
A program in Washington D.C., Baltimore and Miami holds promise for low-income students, but going big with this reform carries its own risks.
31 March 2015
The Michigan Legislature needs to get moving by passing critical reforms that will reverse the state’s declining performance
24 March 2015
When political parties control who gets nominated for the state board of education and other policy offices, the candidates that emerge are too often the product of special interests.
10 March 2015
There’s compelling evidence that investing in infants all the way through age eight brings disproportionately high returns.
3 March 2015
Canadian officials overcome the Ambassador Bridge owner and the empty promises of Washington to get key economic project pushed through.
17 February 2015
Gov. Snyder’s push to put more money in higher education and early education programs shows an interest in what’s best for Michigan over the long haul.
9 February 2015
States like Tennessee have shot past Michigan in student performance by setting long-term policy goals and sticking with them.
3 February 2015
Our in-depth analysis goes even deeper this year because we’ve crunched student data in more grades than ever