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.

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A Great Start to preschool expansion

21,000 more four-year-olds are benefitting from free, high-quality preschool in in just two years thanks to extra state funding

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How one Michigan community is benefiting from preschool expansion

Tripling preschool slots, and still a waiting list in Vicksburg

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Academic State Champs bumper sticker

Congratulations to all Bridge Magazine Academic State Championship winners! Show your school pride by ordering your free Academic State Champ bumper sticker! Complete the form below to order your bumper sticker. The form must be filled out completely to receive a bumper […]

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Why Detroit’s new school leadership won’t much matter

Detroit will improve its chronically low-performing schools when the system focuses more on proven, consistent academic reforms and less on changes to its power structure.

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Love him or hate him, here’s how one school superintendent calls snow days

Everybody else gets to sleep in, but the person who decides whether to cancel school has to be up at 4 a.m., having a conference call. It’s a chilling duty, and thankless.

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Michigan’s future teachers flunking test of ‘basic’ content

Fewer than 1-in-3 aspiring teachers are passing a new certification exam that tests math, reading and writing skills. Proponents of the test say its raises the bar for the profession; but teaching colleges call the test confusing.

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Destroying Michigan’s career tech system to save it

Michigan’s K-12 vocational education system will never become the powerful job engine that Gov. Snyder demands without a fix to inequitable funding across the state.

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Kicking butt and taking jobs

How one student from Paw Paw found success in the IT marketplace

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Sources: Flint’s outgoing EM to head Detroit Public Schools

Darnell Earley has been the Flint EM since 2013. Sources tell Bridge that Gov. Rick Snyder will soon appoint Early to replace Jack Martin to head Detroit’s troubled public schools.

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Upcoming fraud trial for school operator hangs over charter school industry

Traverse City optometrist Steven Ingersoll’s federal trial is the largest ever related to a Michigan charter school, and has renewed calls for more financial accountability in Michigan’s mostly for-profit charter school industry.

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What Michigan’s switch to the SAT means for high school students

Michigan’s decision to switch from the ACT to the SAT college assessment next year caught schools, administrators and high school students by surprise. But there’s no need to panic. Just follow this advice.

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Low-income students seeing huge cost hikes at some Michigan universities

Michigan’s most vulnerable students are bearing the brunt of college cost hikes. That’s bad for them ‒ and the state.

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College calculator: Don’t believe college sticker prices

The net cost for students at Michigan’s public universities can be less than half of sticker price, depending on family income. Use Bridge’s college calculator to determine how much you would pay at the state’s 15 public universities.

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