In recent years, a growing number of states have sought to create statewide school districts with the charge of taking over and improving low-performing schools.
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December 16, 2015
Gov. Rick Snyder has hinted for months that the Education Achievement Authority's status has been under review while lawmakers his latest plan to overhaul public education in Detroit.
December 10, 2015
A similar sickout prompted three Detroit schools to close Dec. 1. The sickouts are just the latest action in a district where teachers are increasingly distressed.
November 03, 2015
Malika Anderson, the Achievement School District's current deputy superintendent, is a graduate of the Broad Foundation's Residency in Urban Education.
November 02, 2015
Actor Michael B. Jordan told the New York Times he will portray a teacher caught up in the city's testing scandal.
October 06, 2015
Under a new proposal, highly rated Florida principals who are selected to run low-performing schools will get expanded autonomy.
September 10, 2015
In his new role, Brizard will help school leaders turn around under-performing school districts
August 28, 2015
Obama said "New Orleans is coming back better and stronger." Bush called the city a "beacon for school reform."
August 11, 2015
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's Opportunity School District legislation would give the state the power to seize control of low-performing schools, convert them into charter campuses or shut them down altogether.
July 17, 2015
Pastorek's appointment as co-executive director signals the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation's growing emphasis on pushing for state-run districts to improve the lowest-performing schools.