Education Achievement Authority http://wkar.org en A busy week at the Capitol: Sorting through scrap metal, EAA, balanced budget convention http://wkar.org/post/busy-week-capitol-sorting-through-scrap-metal-eaa-balanced-budget-convention <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-df9a928c-e4b2-9e06-e811-ddd21061b41b" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The bill to expand the <a href="http://michigan.gov/eaa">Education Achievement Authority</a> narrowly passed, 56-54, in the House. It wasn’t looking good, but they made some changes that got enough votes. </span> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:40:05 +0000 Joe Linstroth & Mark Bashore 51000 at http://wkar.org A busy week at the Capitol: Sorting through scrap metal, EAA, balanced budget convention Michigan School Board President: EAA not ready for expansion http://wkar.org/post/michigan-school-board-president-eaa-not-ready-expansion <p></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-3adc1162-54f4-4cdf-324e-7bd4f4f69b34"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Michigan’s failing schools will be expanding future turnaround efforts by collaborating with various partners, not just </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">the state’s <a href="http://michigan.gov/eaa">Education Achievement Authority</a>. </span></span> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:14:18 +0000 Current State 49683 at http://wkar.org Michigan School Board President: EAA not ready for expansion Chancellor, House Ed chair defend proposed EAA expansion http://wkar.org/post/chancellor-house-ed-chair-defend-proposed-eaa-expansion <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Michigan legislators could vote this week on a controversial proposal that would expand the state’s <a href="http://michigan.gov/eaa/">Education Achievement Authority</a>. &nbsp;That’s the state-run district comprised of 15 of the most challenged schools in the state, all in Detroit. </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">EAA administrators, Gov. <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/snyder">Rick Snyder</a> and other supporters say the initiative, now in its second year, is beginning to turn those schools around. They say test scores are rising due to a student-centric teaching model, a longer school year, and grouping students by ability instead of age. </span> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:31:35 +0000 Current State 49523 at http://wkar.org Chancellor, House Ed chair defend proposed EAA expansion