How will Michiganders get abortions if they’re illegal here? Paula Thornton Greear, the first Black woman to lead the state agency, says Planned Parenthood has a plan. Plus: Her first sex talk with Mom down Nine Mile and the agency’s first gender-affirming treatment program.
Michigan officials launched the pilot, called Strong Beginnings, on the premise that high-quality education has profound benefits for all early learners, not just those who are a year away from kindergarten.
The pandemic intensified a long-festering youth mental health crisis and left schools searching for answers. In Michigan, 600 schools have adopted a social-emotional learning curriculum known as TRAILS – Transforming Research into Action to Improve the lives of students. It is poised to grow further – if the Legislature approves $150 million in new funding.
Amid soaring signature prices and forgery scandals, multiple citizen-driven initiatives were disqualified for the November ballot. Several others remain in the race — for now. Here’s what you need to know.