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Preschool works wonders for Fl...

Jun 6, 2018 by

Chastity Pratt Dawsey – Connor Frost and his sister, Gabriella Looney, drank baby formula tainted with lead and bathed in...

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Michigan reform bills will hur...

Jun 1, 2018 by

Mitchell Robinson – The Michigan House of Representatives is poised to pass a package of bills targeting teacher education...

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Jail official: State funding f...

May 26, 2018 by

Troy Goodnough – The lack of mental health institutions in the State of Michigan continues to deliver a devastating blow to...

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The future of work in Michigan

Mar 13, 2018 by

Tom Watkins – Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder sparked a conversation recently with his Marshall Plan for Talent. The goal of this...

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Why Michigan schools fail, and...

Mar 6, 2018 by

What’s so amazing about our political system is that the solutions to some issues are not only clear, they clearly have overwhelming...

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Singing Christmas carols in an...

Dec 7, 2017 by

Phil Power – When I was growing up back in the 1940’s, my parents and their friends did lots of entertaining at this time...

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Make Michigan schools accounta...

Sep 19, 2017 by

Phil Power – I’ve been trying to figure out just why Michigan’s decades-long decline in our kids’ school...

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Betsy DeVos wants to rethink h...

Sep 12, 2017 by

Ron French – Education Secretary Betsy DeVos unveiled plans last week to reconsider how colleges and universities investigate...

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Now what? A familiar fear when...

Aug 25, 2017 by

Ted Roelofs – For Grant Heckman, the summer of 2015 could have been a time to celebrate. He was graduating from school and was...

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Michigan’s college dropout dil...

Aug 19, 2017 by

Ron French – It was Wednesday of Welcome Week 2016 at Lansing Community College, and dean of student affairs Tanya McFadden was...

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Michigan failing its special n...

Aug 10, 2017 by

Chastity Pratt Dawsey – Renee Honor knew something was wrong with her son, Nicholas, when he was struggling to read in third...

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Fewer college students want to...

Aug 7, 2017 by

Nancy Derringer – Empty desks in education classes Nearly every teacher-prep program in Michigan is enrolling fewer students...

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Lessons learned: Big money alo...

Jul 29, 2017 by

Chastity Pratt Dawsey – In 2010, major foundations in Southeast Michigan pooled their money to tackle one of the region’s most...

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Health issues. Busted car. Mis...

Jun 28, 2017 by

  Chastity Pratt Dawsey – Alexis Carter’s family had two vans that were frequently out of commission. So the honor roll high...

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Welcome to the New Detroit, wh...

May 1, 2017 by

Nancy Derringer – Peter Moskowitz is a journalist and activist raised in New York and based in Philadelphia. His new book, “How...

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Time for a fresh look at how w...

Apr 22, 2017 by

Rob Fowler – The School Finance Research Collaborative, a broad-based, bipartisan group of business and education experts from...

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Child care isn’t just a parent...

Apr 18, 2017 by

Doug Luciani, Rob Fowler, Kevin Stotts – Finding affordable, quality child care – especially infant and toddler care – is...

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How to fix Michigan’s ou...

Apr 10, 2017 by

Jim Brooks – The world is changing. Computers, automation, communication technology and global integration of economic markets...

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