Officials from the Texas Education Agency told Houston school district officials that a state takeover could be in the offing if the district does not improve some of its persistently struggling schools, the Houston Chronicle reports.
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April 20, 2016
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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
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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.