Roughly 1,800 Afghan refugees were settled in Michigan after the fall of Kabul a year ago. They are seeking asylum, arguing their lives would be in danger if they returned to their homeland, which is now under Taliban rule.
Tips about planned school attacks rolled in after the Oxford High School shooting. But the OK2SAY confidential tip line also allowed officials help students in distress, including those who were suicidal.
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.