• A solution at last to Michigan's crumbling roads 

    In May, Michigan voters will have the opportunity to cast their votes in support of a ballot measure that will make it possible for the state to fix our crumbling roads by increasing the state’s sales tax by one penny. The proposal is a win-win for Michigan. 

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  • Michigan’s forgotten talent needs adult ed

    Michigan is not reaching near enough of working age adults who lack basic skills to be part of the state’s workforce development push, according to a League analysis of state adult education funding.

    The report shows that too few adults are getting the basic skills education needed to succeed in occupational training and find a way out of low-paying, dead-end jobs and into a career that can support their families. 

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  • Kids Count in Michigan Data Book 2015

    As more than 750,000 Michigan public college students prepare to start a new school year, one group is finding it harder than ever to participate: Older adults.

    Michigan offers no financial aid grants to attend a public university or community college for those who graduated from high school more than 10 years ago.

    - See more at: http://www.mlpp.org/michigans-big-flaw-in-jobs-strategy#sthash.gVbdRwjx.dpuf

    As more than 750,000 Michigan public college students prepare to start a new school year, one group is finding it harder than ever to participate: Older adults.

    Michigan offers no financial aid grants to attend a public university or community college for those who graduated from high school more than 10 years ago.

    - See more at: http://www.mlpp.org/michigans-big-flaw-in-jobs-strategy#sthash.gVbdRwjx.dpuf

    Image of Kids Count in Michigan Data Book 2015The Kids Count in Michigan Data Book, released Feb. 19, ranks counties by overall child well-being and provides in-depth local information on 15 indicators in the areas of economic security, health, family and community and education.

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    Promoting Early Literacy in Michigan (Update)

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