The schools, most of them in Detroit, face potential closure for appearing in the bottom 5 percent of all the state's schools over a three-year period.
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New Leaders' new book, Breakthrough Principals: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Stronger Schools, lays out the practices of high-performing school leaders and provides a framework and action steps for other principals to improve their schools.
May 02, 2016
The protest comes in response to an announcement that the district will run out of money at the end of June and may not be able to pay teachers for work they've already done.
April 20, 2016
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.
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