Pandemic shows us more than ever how important a college education can be

Education in Michigan is an ever-present discussion of pandemic crisis after crisis. And despite monumental efforts this year, we’re still facing a big crisis: the consistent decline of college enrollment.

The drop in college enrollment is alarming, for people and the economy

As schools return to in person this fall and the COVID-19 vaccine is offered for students, access to post-secondary education is critical to our community’s recovery plan.

Michigan legislation would de-emphasize SAT scores to boost college access

The problem stems from a state law that requires schools to include Michigan Merit Exam results on student transcripts. For high school juniors, the SAT is part of the required assessment, and that score is reported on transcripts.

Michigan improving in child well-being, per new report

On Monday, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released the 2021 Kids Count Data Book, a 50-state report of recent household data analyzing how families have fared between the Great Recession and the last year before the COVID-19 crisis.

Michigan improving in child well-being, per new report

On Monday, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released the 2021 Kids Count Data Book, a 50-state report of recent household data analyzing how families have fared between the Great Recession and the last year before the COVID-19 crisis.

Here's what a recent report shows for Manistee County kids in education, well-being

Manistee joined several other counties in the state for some concerning trends like the the percentage of students not graduating on time, and a jump in the percentage of dropouts, according to a new report released this week.

State awards grants to nine community colleges to boost adult student success rates

Nine community colleges in the state – including Muskegon Community College and Southwestern Michigan Community College – will receive grants to improve student success rates among adult students.

Mott Community College receives state grant to support adult students

Mott Community College in Flint is among five colleges receiving a ‘Sixty by 30 Student Success’ grant of up to $150,000. The grants are going to community colleges to improve success rates among adult students.

LMC and SMC among nine MI community colleges getting state grants for student support

Students enrolled in key state programs like the Futures for Frontliners and Michigan Reconnect effort in Michigan will gain support from their local community colleges at nine institutions across the state.

COVID won’t stop these Detroit 8th graders from going to college. Here’s why.

Detroit Achievement Academy and its authorizer, Grand Valley State University, are taking a series of steps to show how to help next year’s ninth graders get to — and through — college.