Michigan Educational Achievement Authority

12:51 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Interim Chancellor Promises to Examine Problems at EAA

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Veronica Conforme will lead Educational Achievement Authority for now after resignation of John Covington
Detroit The interim chancellor of the Education Achievement Authority said her first order of business will be to perform a full assessment of every department in the organization and make any necessary changes.
6:27 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Educational Achievement Authority Chancellor Steps Down

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EAA has been criticized for high rate of student and teacher turnover
LANSING -- The man in charge of leading Michigan's recovery school district for some of the most academically struggling Detroit schools is stepping down. John Covington, who has led the Education Achievement Authority since its inception in 2012, is leaving to care for his ill mother and will be starting a consulting firm looking at education issues.
12:24 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

State lawmakers question safety of Education Achievement Authority schools

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Concerns about training of staff follow revelations about finances and discipline
Detroit - A day after a $6 million loan to the Education Achievement Authority from Detroit Public Schools was made public, two state lawmakers said they have concerns about student safety at EAA schools. State Sen. Coleman Young III, D-Detroit, said Friday morning he will introduce a measure that would mandate a higher level of training for contracted security workers in EAA schools.
5:54 am
Fri March 22, 2013

House approves bill to expand school reform district

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Bill now goes to Senate Education Committee
The state House passed a bill Thursday that would cap the number of schools in the state reform school district at 50 but allow some low-performing schools to be exempted from being placed in it.
9:11 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

House Committee approves Educational Achievement Authority bill

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Vote along party lines with Republicans supporting sends the measure to the House floor
LANSING, MI - A proposal that could lead to expansion of Michigan's Education Achievement Authority to low-performing schools outside of Detroit has cleared its first legislative hurdle, winning approval Wednesday in a Republican-led state House committee.