Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Mich.) signed off on Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) improvements giving school districts more flexibility to enhance career and technical education (CTE) programs. The new standards incorporate House Bill 4465 and House Bill 4466, both of which passed with strong bipartisan support. Under previous MMC mandates, students weren’t afforded time to pursue rigorous vocational programs. Now, students can fulfill certain requirements (e.g., algebra II) by completing a CTE program that has the material embedded into lessons. Additionally, students must be informed about potential CTE opportunities, with a streamlined process for pursuing this curriculum option.