The number of Michigan residents who died crossing the road is higher than ever, even though the number of total pedestrian crashes is dropping. Traffic experts are trying to figure out how to reduce fatalities.
Detroit public schools are fully staffed and the volume of statewide teacher retirements — an imperfect barometer — is steady compared to years past. Challenges remain in Grand Rapids and some rural districts, but there is reason for optimism.
Michigan now has 10 alternative certification programs, intended to help reduce a shortage of classroom teachers by finding candidates outside traditional college education programs. Critics worry they compromise teaching standards, shortchanging students.
Monkeypox risk is higher on college campuses, where it can be spread through sexual activity and the close quarters of dorm life and parties, health officials said. But the risk isn’t zero for school-age children.
The Biden administration bowed to the reality that COVID-19 is here to stay and most Americans are better equipped to fend off serious illness. The new rules place more emphasis on individual responsibility.