The Education Achievement Authority narrowed the field of candidates for a permanent chancellor at its meeting Wednesday.
According to Michigan Merit Exam scores released Monday, just five 11th grade students out of 649 would be proficient in science.
While other kids are in the pool — many Detroit students are still in class.
The teacher, Tiffani Eaton, has so far refused to just walk back into the classroom.
The comments come after another teacher was fired after trying to break up a fight a student fight by using a broom.
The Michigan Legislature adjourned for the year without authorizing the expansion of a state turnaround district for failing public schools, again thwarting Gov. Rick Snyder’s push for the legislation.
The state’s Education Achievement Authority, which currently operates low-performing schools in Detroit, has lost nearly a quarter of its students in the past year.
Gov. Rick Snyder signed a law earlier this week laying the groundwork for two deficit-ridden Michigan school districts to be closed before the fall and for their students to be sent to schools nearby.
The Republican-led House approved legislation to give the state control over more of Michigan’s lowest-performing public schools, sparking a fiery debate over the course of action needed to help persistently failing students succeed in the classroom.
A Republican-controlled education committee on Wednesday forwarded to the full House for a vote a bill that would expand the state’s authority to take the reins at low-performing schools.