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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Failing Detroit Schools Booted From District

A new statewide system of schools has announced a list of buildings which will open under its authority this September.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/13/2012

Ford To Auction One-Of-A-Kind Mustang At EAA

Two automotive icons, legendary racer and manufacturer Carroll Shelby, and world-renowned racer, engineer and designer Jack Roush, have come together in their first vehicle collaboration project to join Ford in creating a one-off 2011 Mustang, […]

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