A trio of Michigan Merit Curriculum bills has been getting attention recently in Lansing. They are called the 21st Century Skills package. This legislation would offer educators and students a menu of more flexible options by using a student's Educational Development Plan as the roadmap for individualizing their graduation requirements.

MASSP supports this legislation and believes the bills are good news for students and schools. But we also acknowledge that they are not the easiest legislation to understand. To help Principals and other educators get their heads around this bill package, we have recorded this brief video that walks through the legislation and compares it to the current law. We would encourage you to give us about six minutes of your time to understand this proposal. We think once you wrap your head around it, you'll agree with us that it is a step in the right direction.