HAMILTON, ON – MAY 28: Johnny Manziel #2 of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats takes part in a preseason practice session at Ron Joyce Stadium on May 28, 2018 in Hamilton, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)In late February, the Canadian Football League released a statement announcing former college football star Johnny Manziel had been kicked out of the league.According to NFL insider Benjamin Allbright, Manziel failed to show up for a mandatory counseling session, breaking an agreement he had with the league.Not long after his release, the Alliance of American Football stepped in and offered Manziel a chance to continue his football career. The former Texas A&M star landed with the Memphis Express – a team that has struggled to keep a quarterback on the field.Former Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg was benched in favor of Zach Mettenberger. However, Mettenberger suffered an ankle injury, opening the door for Brandon Silvers.With Manziel on the team, however, some wondered if the team would turn to the former NFL starter.Earlier this week, the Express announced Silvers will get the start this weekend.“He’s been in the film room all week, he’s been studying and meeting with the coaches a lot,” co-offensive coordinator Bobby Blizzard said of Silvers. “He’s been getting a lot of reps. He’s getting comfortable with what we’re trying to do against Birmingham.”Manziel won’t get the start in his first game with the team, but he’ll serve as the backup.Birmingham and Memphis kick off at 8:00 p.m. ET on NFL Network.
implementing a new literacy strategy introducing a new math strategy using floor robots for students to learn sequencing and programming providing new innovation and exploration kits that include Spheros and Makey Makey invention kits renewing curriculum for students in grades 4 to 6 extending class cap to grades 4 to 6 offering Skilled Trades 10 and 11 to more students expanding teaching the language, history and culture of Acadians, African Nova Scotians, Gaels and Mi’kmaq increasing the number of reading recovery teachers and math early intervention teachers developing a student attendance policy providing new and improved resources for parents and guardians. More than 117,000 students are starting school this week. Recognizing the vital role of parents and guardians in their children’s success, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is introducing a newsletter to help keep people informed of what is new in the classroom. To learn more go to http://novascotia.ca/educationactionplan/ “This is an exciting time of the year for both teachers and students and I want to wish everyone a safe and happy school year,” said Ms. Casey. “We will continue to work with you to provide the resources and supports you need to succeed.” The Action Plan is based on feedback from more than 19,000 Nova Scotians including teachers, students, school support staff, school boards, universities and the business community. The plan focuses on fundamental changes to renew, refocus, and rebuild the education system for the first time in a generation. Teachers and students returning to the classroom this week can look forward to more hands-on learning, smaller class sizes and more supports in math and literacy. These are just some of the initiatives being introduced as part of the second year of Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for Education. “Helping more of our students reach their full potential in math and literacy will continue to be a priority for the new school year,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey. Highlights for the 2016-17 school year include: