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February 25, 2014

We 'Choose' for Poor Children Every Day

Meier: You and I-or some other somebodies-are deciding the future of "other people's children" unless we provide ways for "them" to have a voice, a vote, and the resources to decide their own future.

February 20, 2014

Michigan Superintendent To Expand Options for Taking Over Failing Schools

State schools chief Mike Flanagan has notified the Education Achievement Authority that its exclusive agreement to deal with failing schools will end a year from now.

February 20, 2014

Running the Wrong Race

Pondiscio: I resist the facile temptation to conflate testing with all that is wrong with American education. Testing did not destroy schooling. It revealed the rot and complacency within too many schools.

February 18, 2014

Thoughts From Detroit About Schools

Meier: Our schools are a symptom of something that affects all our institutions. It neither starts at school nor can end there.

January 27, 2014

In Michigan Gov.'s Call for Immigrants to Revive Detroit, Could Schools Manage?

Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, wants to bring 50,000 skilled immigrants to Detroit to kick start its battered economy.

December 10, 2013

New Report: Majority of New Orleans, Detroit Students in Charters

Almost 80 percent of students in New Orleans now attend charters, according to the latest tally from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

December 04, 2013

Detroit Bankruptcy Ruling Could Set Pension Precedent

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ruled Detroit eligible for bankruptcy. While teachers' pensions will not be impacted, other states and jurisdictions dealing with underfunded pensions could draw on the ruling.

December 03, 2013

Detroit Is Eligible for Bankruptcy; Teachers' Pensions Remain Intact

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ruled Detroit eligible for bankruptcy, but teachers' pensions will not be impacted by the move.

November 19, 2013

Detroit Schools Regain Some Financial, Administrative Control

Although the district will slowly regain full responsibility of its financial and administrative functions, the Michigan Department of Education will continue to monitor the district for improvements.

September 26, 2013

Building Buzz in Detroit

The Education Achievement Authority (EAA) is Michigan's school improvement district (like the LA RSD and TN ASD). It operates 12 schools in Detroit and has partnered with School Improvement Network to develop a student-centered competency-based school model.

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