"Four years ago, our organization opened in Michigan to serve as a non-partisan, research, information andadvocacy center focused on what's best for Michigan students. We've talked with dozens of organizationsacross the state and found there is a common set of myths about public education."
"Over the last two years, our organization has studied leading education states to share these lessons with Michiganders about how we can raise student learning in our public schools. We’re glad that Bridge is working to share many of these lessons across the state."
"'People are talking about making Michigan a better place to live. That means good education,' said Amber Arellano, executive director of the Education Trust-Midwest, a Royal Oak-based education research and advocacy group.
"Bridge visited Tennessee and three other states that are high-achieving or fastimproving to look for answers: Tennessee and Florida, where academic achievement was similar or worse than Michigan a decade ago, but where state policies have led to stunning growth; and Massachusetts and Minnesota, both acclaimed for their high-achievingstudents."
"WASHTENAW COUNTY — Some rankings recently released by the state show Michigan schools are improving overall and many county schools received some good scores too, ranking high for the 2013-14 school year."