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Police Arrest 4 Students, Detain 10 After Fights At Detroit High School

It’s unclear what caused the fighting, although the EAA referenced “gang violence” in a statement.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/01/2014

Summer at Burns Elementary-Middle School. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

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

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

Michigan Legislature Adjourns For The Year

A flurry of activity for lawmakers in Lansing, passing a number of bills on their last working day of 2013.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/12/2013

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

Outside a Detroit school (WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas, File)

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

Much Shorter Summer Break For Kids At 15 Detroit Schools

Students enrolled in 15 new Education Achievement Authority schools will have to get used to a longer school year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/04/2012

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