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Detroit Schools See Struggles In Latest Benchmark Exam Results

According to Michigan Merit Exam scores released Monday, just five 11th grade students out of 649 would be proficient in science.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/07/2014

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Detroit Students In State-Run Schools Say They Don’t Mind A Much Shorter Summer Break

While other kids are in the pool — many Detroit students are still in class.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/27/2014

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Detroit’s EAA Gets New PR Director In Wake Of ‘Broom Teacher’ Scandal

The teacher, Tiffani Eaton, has so far refused to just walk back into the classroom.

CBS Detroit–05/16/2014

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Detroit Teacher Says State-Managed Schools Are Unsafe

The comments come after another teacher was fired after trying to break up a fight a student fight by using a broom.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/06/2014

No Vote On Expansion Of District For Bad Schools

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/14/2013

District For Struggling Schools Loses Students

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/23/2013

Snyder Signs Law Letting K-12 Districts Be Closed

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/06/2013

Michigan House OKs Failing School Oversight Bill

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/22/2013

Michigan House Panel Passes School Oversight Bill

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/14/2013

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Board Votes To Remove Detroit Schools From Education Achievement Authority

The Detroit Board of Education has voted to wipe-out all the changes implemented under Michigan’s old Emergency Manager law.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/14/2012

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