Education Achievement Authority

8:18 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Michigan Democrats Want Investigation of EAA Spending

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EAA has defended money for travel saying it's necessary for teacher training
Detroit Michigan Democrats are calling for an investigation into credit card spending at the Education Achievement Authority uncovered by The Detroit News. House Democrats called for the probe and elimination of the EAA hours after The News published a story that detailed nearly $240,000 in charges on two cards issued to Chancellor John Covington.
7:29 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Snyder Downplays Concerns About EAA During Visit to Battle Creek

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Two Battle Creek buildings on the state's Priority Schools list for poor student achievement
As the Legislature moved to expand a controversial school-reform district that could absorb two Battle Creek Public Schools buildings, Gov. Rick Snyder said during a visit to Battle Creek
6:14 am
Fri March 21, 2014

State House Approves Bill Expanding Educational Achievement Authority

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EAA bill will now go back to the Senate
Lansing In a close vote following an emotional debate, the Michigan House on Thursday passed legislation overhauling the process for a takeover of persistently low academic achieving schools.
4:37 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

State to End Exclusive Contract with Education Achievement Authority

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The achievement authority, founded three years ago, oversees failing schools in the state that don’t seem to be improving.
State Superintendent Mike Flanagan has notified the Education Achievement Authority - the controversial system for the worst-performing schools in the state - that he will terminate an exclusive contract the authority has with the Michigan Department of Education. The termination will be effective Feb. 18, 2015.
7:36 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Bill would put struggling schools under ISD oversight

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Bill proposed as alternative to Education Achievement Authority
LANSING -- With a proposal to expand the Education Achievement Authority languishing in the Michigan House, one lawmaker has introduced an alternative that would give intermediate school districts more control over reforming struggling schools.