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School buses carry precious cargo, so drivers need to be aware of how and why they operate the way they do. When in doubt, slow down or stop
Small student gains on the most recent statewide test are no reason to abandon the exam. M-STEP offers an honest assessment of education in Michigan compared with high-achieving states. Let’s stick with it
Former Michigan Gov. William Milliken has actively worked behind the scenes to galvanize opposition to laws that put juvenile offenders behind bars for life.
Taking this survey will help develop opportunities and remove barriers for women of color in West Michigan.
The 24th time maybe won't be the charm for Metro Detroit mass transit. Why? Tax fatigue, representation and unheard concerns
Harnessing the unique, often brilliant minds of adults on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum can help improve society, while providing fulfilling work that brings purpose and joy to their lives.
Don’t believe the disaster in Flint came from bad decisions made by career bureaucrats. The blame is deeply rooted, and goes to the heart of state and local governments
With an oversupply of already-trained dental professionals, there’s no need to add another specialist to the ranks of those caring for teeth.
Recycling abandoned buildings targeted for demolition costs more in the short term, but pays benefits down the road, besides reducing solid-waste output
A Senate bill would authorize a midlevel dental professional trained to deliver routine but critical care such as filling cavities in poor areas of Michigan where dentists are few or overwhelmed
Approving a diversion -- with many strings attached -- of Great Lakes water is a textbook example of the exception that proves the rule. The lakes will be healthier as a result
Too many academically advanced children, particularly minority children, are likely going unidentified because Michigan, unlike other states, does not require that they be grouped by ability and taught in ways that allow them to achieve their potential.
Reacting to former Senate Majority Leader Ken Sikkema’s comment that Snyder has had trouble advancing his agenda since 2012, Snyder advisor Dick Posthumus cites Snyder’s fiscal, jobs stewardship.
With costs rising for both the state and its students in higher education, Michigan’s university system must find ways to consolidate operations, including such innovations as offering online courses to students at other schools.
An innovative community based coverage plan developed in Muskegon can be a model to help residents who can’t otherwise pay large deductibles found in the health exchanges.
A longer school year wasn’t working out, but a longer school day might be a better fit for some students.
The former chief of the House Fiscal Agency says that unless Michigan restores adequate funding to cities, the Flint crisis is only the beginning.
Business leaders have played a key role in helping improve achievement in leading states. Getting the business community, educators and state leaders aligned is critical for Michigan’s failing public schools.
If we really want students to learn, let’s get back to classroom learning time, and cut way back on standardized testing. Their own results show it’s not working
Proposal A made school board service harder, by giving local boards less authority over finances and encouraging student poaching. No wonder fewer people want the job.