An independent panel of educators is recommending a new statewide evaluation system for Michigan public school teachers and administrators that would include announced and unannounced classroom observations.
Jeff of Grand Haven asked about the city's "dog beach." "There have been many new signs posted south of the Bil-Mar marking the area that dogs are allowed on the beach. There have been a lot of dogs on the beach this year, but not where they should be. I own a dog, and love all dogs that don't bite me, but not everyone feels that way."
A Michigan law that allows the state to intervene when a local government faces financial distress is one of the nation's most aggressive, according to a study released Tuesday, days after Detroit became the largest city to ever file for bankruptcy.