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Leaders say EAA will persevere despite uncertainty
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Dec 16, 6:01 AM: The Education Achievement Authority will continue its work in spite of the possibility that the turnaround school district could be disbanded as part of efforts to overhaul education in Detroit, officials said Tuesday during a board >
Gov. Snyder ‘open’ to ending EAA school reform
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Dec 15, 6:02 AM: Gov. Rick Snyder said Monday he’s “open” to disbanding his controversial Education Achievement Authority if it’s part of a deal with the Legislature to overhaul public education governance in Detroit.
Nearly 4,000 DPS students affected by teacher sickout
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Dec 11, 6:26 AM: Nearly 4,000 students at seven Detroit Public Schools buildings didn’t have classes Thursday after teachers staged a sickout, according to the school district.
Charter schools need better transparency, accountability, study says
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Dec 10, 7:14 AM: The growth of for-profit management companies operating charter school has led to "scandalous" financial practices that steer money away from students and into the pockets of private business, according to a study released >
Eastern Michigan board doesn’t vote, keeps EAA going
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Dec 9, 7:08 AM: In a move seen by many as bowing to pressure from Gov. Rick Snyder, Eastern Michigan University's Board of Regents today declined to vote on the future of the Education Achievement Authority, keeping the reform district for the >
Detroit lawmakers claim EMU eyes EAA expansion
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Dec 7, 7:08 AM: The House Democratic Detroit Caucus is claiming Eastern Michigan University is considering adding 16 schools to the 15-school Education Achievement Authority that is being investigated for possible financial improprieties in >
Detroit teachers take battle to new level
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Dec 7, 5:50 AM: The American Federation of Teachers could join the Detroit Federation of Teachers in a trusteeship to shore up the local union’s fight against Gov. Rick Snyder’s school reform proposal and other issues facing the >
Lawmakers blast alleged plan to charter Detroit schools
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Dec 4, 6:07 AM: Democratic state lawmakers from Detroit on Thursday blasted the governor's office and other officials over what they say is a secret plan to turn more than two dozen schools in the city into charters.
Teacher ‘sickout’ forces DPS to close three schools
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Dec 2, 6:12 AM: Three Detroit Public Schools were forced to close Tuesday after teachers did not show up for classes in what supporters called a sickout.
Parents marching from Detroit to Lansing calling for education reform
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Dec 1, 7:12 AM: A group of parents say they are taking part in a 9-day, 90-mile walk from Detroit to Lansing via Grand River. Their message?  Parents need a voice. They say they don’t have enough input or community control at their kids' >
Detroit schools coalition: Hurry up, lawmakers
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Nov 19, 7:19 AM: Lawmakers should act quickly to push a Detroit education reform proposal that has already been stalled for far too long, members of a schools coalition said today.
Report: Michigan’s charter schools trail traditional districts in special ed enrollment
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Nov 18, 7:33 AM: Michigan charter schools on average serve fewer special education students than traditional public schools, according to a new report by the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools.
Detroit school overhaul unlikely by end of year
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Nov 13, 6:38 AM: House School Aid Subcommittee Chairman Tim Kelly said Thursday it’s unlikely state lawmakers can approve by the end of this year the overhaul Gov. Rick Snyder wants for the troubled Detroit Public Schools.
GV students protest Detroit charter school instability
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Nov 9, 7:54 AM: Wood said GVSU’s Charter Schools Office currently has 71 charter schools authorized, with at least 24 open in Detroit. He said the universities are not in charge of operating the schools, but monitoring the performance.
Detroit school rescue plan hits resistance
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Nov 6, 7:05 AM: Gov. Rick Snyder’s quest for a $715 million state rescue of Detroit Public Schools is running into trouble in the Legislature even before the legislation has been introduced.
Survey: Detroiters want more school choice
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Nov 5, 5:49 AM: Seventy five percent of Detroiters think Detroit parents need more school choices for their children. That's according to a recent poll of 600 Detroit residents, nearly half of whom are parents of school-aged children. It was >
How far will a charter school go to stop a staff from unionizing? (CER in the news)
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Oct 28, 9:09 AM: Pinpointing when charter schools and unions became such incongruous forces is challenging, especially since in the early days the two were closely intertwined. One of the initial champions of these independently operated, publicly >
In Michigan Connections cyber school, a low-tech strategy spurs learning
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Oct 26, 6:28 AM: The Maki children are among close to 1,700 students enrolled in the Michigan Connections Academy. The school is unusual because it's one of a handful of so-called cyber schools in Michigan where students take all their classes >
Pass or fail for EAA in Detroit?
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Oct 26, 5:48 AM: Three years after the Education Achievement Authority debuted as the controversial state-created solution for failing Michigan schools, turmoil exists throughout the district in Detroit, with declining enrollment, high turnover, >
Michigan loses shot at $45 million for charter schools
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Oct 23, 6:33 AM: The U.S. Department of Education has rejected a $45-million grant request from Michigan to boost and expand charter schools, largely because the state lacks oversight of the authorizers who approve and oversee them.

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