Rick Haglund: More education funding is a good start to boost Michigan’s economic competitiveness

Experts say Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s budget actions offer the best hope Michigan has had in decades for addressing a crisis that is putting its economic competitiveness in peril.

APS Scholarship Applications on the Horizon

On Tuesday, Taratuta is hosting a scholarship application setup in the senior lounge at Alpena High School, to answer questions about scholarship applications or any questions students might have in general about college.

Michigan encounters college enrollment 'crisis'

A little more than half of the Class of 2022 enrolled in college within six months of graduation, a 13 percentage point plunge from a decade ago when 65.8% of new graduates enrolled in college, according to state data.

5 highlights of Whitmer's record-setting state budget plan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's $79 billion budget recommendation would focus state tax dollars on a multi-faceted tax relief package, boost funding for schools, tutoring and student meals, support electric vehicle adoption in Michigan and sustain subsidies.

Whitmer’s 5th budget proposal spends $79B for education, safety, infrastructure and more

Seated before lawmakers in Lansing’s new Heritage Hall, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer offered her $79 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 budget proposal on Wednesday to boost priorities in education, infrastructure and more.

Number of Michigan degree-holders growing, but state still lags behind nation

Higher educational attainment among working-age Michigan adults has been steadily growing over the past decade, but the state is lagging behind the nation and its neighbors in the Great Lake states.

College enrollments stay down in Michigan. Blame paychecks and the pandemic?

College enrollment by last year’s high school graduates is still well below pre-pandemic levels, as 52.8 percent of the class of 2022 went to college within the six months of graduation, data released Thursday shows.

Michigan groups, officials, react to State of the State

National lawmakers, elected officials, and special interest groups all had a lot to say about Whitmer’s speech.

Gretchen Whitmer: Expand Michigan Reconnect program for community college

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer urged lawmakers Wednesday to expand the state’s tuition-free community college program known as Michigan Reconnect by lowering its minimum age from 25 years old to 21.

Bay City Western one of 10 Michigan high schools receiving $5,000 grants

Each school will receive a $5,000 ASPIRE grant, the first stage of MCAN’s High School Innovation Grants program.