Generation COVID: Record Numbers of Youth Opt Out of College, Work

Three years into the pandemic, after two years of isolation, shuttered schools and virtual commencements, high school graduates from the classes of 2020, 2021 and beyond — call them Generation COVID — are shunning college in record numbers.

Otsego Career Access Network Brings Retired Educator

The Otsego Career Access Network wants to connect people with opportunities for an advanced education. And the new coordinator is retired Gaylord Schools superintendent Brian Pearson.

OPINION: Education — and work — are the new norm after high school

There are thousands of young people in my community of Ingham and Eaton counties who graduated from high school during COVID and melted away from their college-intentions.

The Morning Show: Berrien College Access Network and CTE

Maureen Ovington, director of Berrien College Access Network, and Chris Machiniak, assistant superintendent of Berrien RESA, recently joined the Morning Show on 94.9 WSJM to discuss their college access work.

Opinion: The value of postsecondary education

John Melcher, CEO of Crystal Mountain and a member of the BEST Benzie County Educational Network leadership team, discusses the importance of higher education for northern Michigan students in this opinion piece for the Traverse City Record-Eagle.

Cyekeia Lee Named Executive Director of Detroit College Access Network

The Detroit College Access Network (DCAN) has named Cyekeia Lee as its new executive director.

Panelists tackle diversity and equity in education

Five education experts participated in "Diversity & Equity in Education,” a virtual panel discussion and diversity presentation hosted by Monroe County Community College.

Promise Zone sponsors FAFSA initiatives across county

Mason County College Access Network encouraged this initiative, which the Promise Zone generously sponsored, because FAFSA completion is required to be able to qualify for most scholarships.

Berrien College Access Network Surveys Area Juniors on Life After High School Plans

A new survey from Berrien College Access Network takes a look at what southwest Michigan teens are planning to do after high school graduation.

Morning Blend — Capital Area College Access Network

Michele Strasz, executive director of Capital Area College Access Network, joins the Morning Blend to talk about what the FAFSA is, why it's important, and what resources are available to students.