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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 August 22nd
1904: Deng Xiaoping, Chinese leader from 1977 to 1987, held nominal leadership position until his death in 1997.
1908: Henri Cartier-Bresson, photographer.
1917: John Lee Hooker, blues singer and guitarist.
1920: Ray Bradbury, science fiction writer whose works include Farenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles.
1934: H. Norman Schwarzkopf, American general and commander of the coalition forces during the Persian Gulf War.
August 22nd
in history
1717: The Austrian army forces the Turkish army out of Belgrade, ending the Turkish revival in the Balkans.
1777: With the approach of General Benedict Arnold's army, British Colonel Barry St. Ledger abandons Fort Stanwix and returns to Canada.
1849: The Portuguese governor of Macao, China, is assassinated because of his anti-Chinese policies.
1911: The Mona Lisa, the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci, is stolen from the Louvre in Paris, where it had hung for more than 100 years. It is recovered in 1913.
1922: Michael Collins, Irish politician, is killed in an ambush.