Rep Griffin bill to update 21st Century education standards

first_img03Mar Rep. Griffin bill to update 21st Century education standards Categories: Griffin News,News State Rep. Beth Griffin of Mattawan is helping set the table for all Michigan students’ futures as part of a four-bill package to update state high school graduation standards.Griffin’s legislation specifically requires students complete at least three courses in 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.“This is a great step towards helping prepare kids for today and their future,” said Griffin, a former teacher at Parchment Middle School. “This bill package gives students better choices and options to prepare for life after high school. It’s crucial to help match educational opportunities with which careers and jobs are out there today versus 20 years ago.”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 a Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration general industry or construction training program to fulfill a health education requirement.Allow for statistics to be an alternative to Algebra II within current Michigan merit standards that require at least four mathematic credits to graduate.“As a teacher, it makes me feel good to know the classes students could be taking may lead directly to a future career,” Griffin said. “As a former county commissioner and educator, I’ve talked to a lot of employers who say ‘we’ve got jobs but we can’t find employees with the job skills we need.’ This a great step forward for students, families and our community.”#####last_img read more

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Ukrainebased Divantv has launched an internation

first_imgUkraine-based Divan.tv has launched an international OTT service targeting Russian and Ukrainian-speakers.The combined live TV and subscription video-on-demand service will target the estimated 300 million Russian and Ukrainian speakers worldwide with an offering of 60 live channels and VoD for US$9.99 (€7.36) a month.Divan.tv will be available on LG, Samsung, Philips, Sony and Panasonic smart TV portals as well as the Roku media player and Android and iOS tablets.Divan.tv said it would spend “millions of dollars” on developing the global service, with a target of breaking even in two and a half years. The company will now split its head office functions between California and Moscow, leaving only research and development and back-office functions in Ukraine.“We are happy to introduce TV Everywhere concept (Smart TV, STB, tablets, laptop) for all our audience worldwide. We plan to serve up 2 million customers in upcoming three to four years,” said founder of Divan.tv and managing partner of AVentures Capital Andrey Kolodyuk.Divan.tv launched in Ukraine in 2009 and says it has attracted about 125,000 users with a mix of freemium and subscription services. The service has previously signed deals with a number of international content providers including Scripps Networks, and recently expanded its reach by signing deals with a number of local ISPs as well as launching iPad and Android tablet apps.last_img read more

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Jim Lanzone US broadcaster CBS has promoted the CE

first_imgJim LanzoneUS broadcaster CBS has promoted the CEO of its interactive unit to become chief digital officer at the corporate head office.Jim Lanzone will remain as chief executive of CBS Interactive, while taking on the newly-created CBS Corp. post.He is credited with launching new services such as SVOD platform CBS All Access, which has made waves after being announced as the exclusive home of the new Star Trek and Good Wife series.“For the past five years, Jim has built a successful business and organisation at CBS Interactive, which is now a thriving and profitable operation – and one of our most exciting growth engines as we move to build CBS All Access, CBSN and many other important initiatives in the digital space,” said CBS chairman and CEO Les Moonves.In the new post, Lanzone will oversee all digital matters and ensure CBS’s digital strategies are coordinated across divisions.Prior to joining National Amusements-owned CBS, Lanzone was at Clicker Media, which he founded and led as CEO. He was also chief executive of Ask.com (fka Ask Jeeves), which Electus and CollegeHumor backed IAC acquired in 2005.last_img read more

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first_imgShareTweet DERRY City and Strabane District Council has announced that TV sports channel Eurosport is to cover this month’s Cycling Ireland National Road Championships later this month.The council says Eurosport will broadcast a highlights programme of the championships as cyclists race around the city.Foyle Cycling Club are already gearing up for the arrival of the very best cyclists in Ireland to Derry for the championships. Race Director Chris McElhinney of the promoting Foyle CC said: “This is a defining moment for our club and for the history of road racing in the North West. “We are greatly honoured and everyone in the club and the wider community are committed to putting on the best possible show for the TV cameras and for all the visitors who will come to cheer on the riders.“We are very grateful for the assistance of Derry City and Strabane District Council in helping to make this event possible and we look forward to a great festival of cycling in the region in June.”The action gets under way on Thursday, 27th June with the time trial, a solo race against the clock. The riders in all categories will use the 36km course laid out on a traditional ‘out and back’ format starting and finishing near Speenoge, Burt, Co Donegal.The road race action begins on Saturday afternoon with the Women’s Elite race and the men’s junior events utilising the 20.29km circuit beginning and ending in heart of Derry.It’s a challenging route for the riders with plenty of climbing in and out of the city in the multi-lap races. Subject to confirmation, the women’s elite race will be four laps of circuit with the men’s field set for a five-lap race on Sunday morning.All the road races will culminate with a final race to finish line on Shipquay street in the heart of Derry where the champions of Ireland will be crowned.The route was designed by Foyle CC chairperson and top local-based racer Ronan McLaughlin who was keen to create a ‘classics’ course that would make the most of the local topography to provide a memorable challenge for riders. “We wanted to bring the ‘nationals’ to the heart of Derry and we’re grateful to Derry City and Strabane District Council for their help in making this possible.“It’s a circuit that is certainly challenging and I feel riders all over Ireland and beyond will be excited by the prospect of riding a course that is a true test of road racing ability. “The winning riders will have earned their reward on a course that reflects the character of a true ‘classic’. There are no free medals on this course.”Speaking of the decision to award the 2019 National Road Championships to Foyle CC, Cycling Ireland Events Officer Garry Nugent said:“Foyle CC made a very strong submission to hold the Cycling Ireland National Road Championships for 2019 and we were delighted to award the event to one of our hardest working and most progressive clubs.“I know the area will provide an epic backdrop to what we believe will be a worthy challenge for riders in our flagship road event and we wish competitors and organisers the very best for a successful event.”Road Race Course: https://www.strava.com/routes/17307068Time Trial Course: https://www.strava.com/routes/18603958Eurosport to cover Cycling Ireland National Road Championships in Derry was last modified: June 17th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: The three-day festival of racing draws the very best Irish racers from at home and abroad for a series of solo time trials on Thursday, June 27, followed by the road race action on Saturday and Sunday 29th and 30th.International full time professionals will do battle with top locally-based amateurs for the title of national champion and the right to wear the coveted shamrocks on their jersey for the next 12 months.Reigning elite road champions Eve McCrystal and Conor Dunne have signalled their intention to defend their respective road race titles in June and the promoting Foyle CC club are expecting that much of the foreign-based contingent of riders will return for the event.The women’s and men’s elite road races will be filmed for a highlights TV programme to be broadcast in the week after the event. City of DerryConor DunneDerry and Strabane CouncilEurosport to cover Cycling Ireland National Road Championships in DerryEve McCrystalFOYLE CYCLING CLUBlast_img read more

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