Items Tagged with 'Gilda Jacobs'


More third-graders will be held back for reading, study says

Education and policy officials call state law that will start in 2020 'punitive.'

October 19, 2018
New reading standards will force many Michigan children to retake the third grade, especially children of color, according to a recent study. Read More

Poverty pressure puts children’s development on hold

Report finds 65 percent of children are not college- or career-ready.

April 20, 2018
The Michigan League for Public Policy’s 2018 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book shows a wide disparity between West Michigan counties for children’s overall well-being. Read More

Cities face lead challenges

LANSING — While the lead in Flint’s water captures plenty of attention, another source of the deadly element also threatens Michigan cities and neighborhoods. Read More

More children slipped into poverty over the last decade

Michigan League for Public Policy finds 80 of state’s 83 counties are slipping.

March 25, 2016
The book on how much children matter to the state of Michigan is now available and, unfortunately, you won’t like the last chapter. Read More