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For AmeriCorps college and career adviser and Belding native Makennah Rousseau, her mission is to now provide guidance and support that was missing during her own time at Belding High School.

West Shore Community College students attended College Access Advocacy Day

The Lake County Star

West Shore Community College students attended the College Access Advocacy Day in Lansing recently, an event hosted by the Michigan College Access Network.

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

Michigan Advance

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

Thunder Bay News Network

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'

The Detroit News

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.

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

Michigan Advance

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.

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

The Detroit News

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.

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

The Detroit News

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?

Bridge Michigan

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.

Gretchen Whitmer: Expand Michigan Reconnect program for community college

Bridge Michigan

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.