Rep Griffins 21st Century education bill approved by House

first_img Categories: Griffin News,News 30Mar Rep. Griffin’s 21st Century education bill approved by House State Rep. Beth Griffin of Mattawan had her legislation to update state high school graduation standards approved today by the House.Griffin’s legislation specifically requires students complete at least three courses in any combination of 21st Century Skills, including foreign language, visual or performing arts, computer science or coding, or a formal career/technical education (CTE) program in order to graduate. It is part of a four-bill legislative package.“We need to help match our high school curriculum with the careers and jobs are out there today,” Griffin said. “This is a great step towards helping prepare kids for their future.”The legislation was approved on Tuesday by the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee, a week after Scott Starkweather, Bill Semrau, and Robert Smith of the Van Buren Intermediate School District joined Griffin in testifying in support of the legislation.The merit education package will also:Allow the foreign language course requirement to be met by completing a CTE program or visual/performing arts course.Allow completion of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration general industry or construction training program to fulfill a health education requirement.Allow a Statistics course to be an alternative to Algebra II within current Michigan merit standards that require at least four mathematic credits to graduate.House Bills 4315-4318 advance to the Senate for consideration.#####last_img read more

BT Sport has secured the rights to German Bundesli

first_imgBT Sport has secured the rights to German Bundesliga football until 2017.The new two-year contract, which starts in September 2015, means that BT Sport will show  around 115 live matches a season from the Bundesliga, about 15 more matches than the current deal.BT Sport will also have the rights to the annual DFL Supercup matches plus previews and highlights shows.BT Sport already holds the current rights to show the Bundesliga exclusively live in the UK. For the remainder of the current season and next season, the channels will continue to show around 100 live matches, plus action from the DFL Supercup and preview and highlights shows.Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “We are really thrilled that we will continue to be the home of Bundesliga for the next three seasons until 2017.”last_img read more