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High school grad requirements revised with new legislation

Two new bills (HB 4465 and HB 4466) passed by Governor Rick Snyder's desk last week that revise high school graduation requirements as they relate to math, foreign language, health and physical education, the arts and giving students more options and flexibility....more >>
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Creating little Edisons

The next generation of Thomas Edisons was cultivated in Oxford last week as Camp Invention returned to Clear Lake Elementary. During the week-long enrichment program, participants learned valuable problem-solving and teamwork skills while enhancing their knowledge of science and math....more >>
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Born March 2nd
1829: Carl Schurz, Civil War general, political reformer and anti-imperialist.
1900: Kurt Weill, German-born composer (The Threepenny Opera).
1904: Henry Dreyfuss, industrial designer of everything from telephones to the interior of the Boeing 707.
1904: Theodor Seuss Geisel [Dr. Seuss], author of numerous children's books including The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham.
1923: Doc Watson, singer and guitarist.
March 2nd
in history
1889: Congress passes the Indian Appropriations Bill, proclaiming unassigned lands in the public domain; the first step toward the famous Oklahoma Land Rush.
1896: Bone Mizell, the famed cowboy of Florida, is sentenced to two years of hard labor in the state pen for cattle rustling. He would only serve a small portion of the sentence.
1901: Congress passes the Platt amendment, which limits Cuban autonomy as a condition for withdrawal of U.S. troops.
1908: An international conference on arms reduction opens in London.
1908: Gabriel Lippman introduces the new three-dimensional color photography at the Academy of Sciences.