Deadline nears for thousands of Michigan residents offered free tuition

Michiganders who were accepted into the Futures for Frontliners free-tuition program must complete the required financial paperwork, and enroll in community college by fall or into trade school by December.

Our state and local economies are facing a college enrollment crisis

Our postsecondary education attainment levels — 49.1 percent in Michigan, according to the Lumina Foundation — haven’t kept up with the steep rise in demand for highly skilled workers.

The path to Greater Lansing’s economic future is through college readiness and education

Supporting educational attainment in Greater Lansing is an investment in our existing talent pipeline and strengthens our business and talent attraction efforts.

Gov. Whitmer signs bills to expand access to college scholarships

The Governor has signed House Bills 4055 and 4056 to allow the Michigan Department of Treasury to use overall scholastic achievement to determine eligibility for competitive college scholarships instead of relying exclusively on the ACT and SAT.

Gov. Whitmer sets goal to have 60% of residents with a postsecondary degree/certificate

The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) has hired ten Michigan Reconnect Navigators (Navigators) and invested $430,000 into the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) College Completion Corps to support Michigan’s adult students.

Student retention among goals of tribal college grant

A $60,000 grant to fund coaches to help retain students at the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College is among 11 awarded to Michigan communities.

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.