The Education Achievement Authority narrowed the field of candidates for a permanent chancellor at its meeting Wednesday.
A new statewide system of schools has announced a list of buildings which will open under its authority this September.
John Covington , chancellor for the newly created Michigan Education Achievement Authority, will take control of more than 30 failing schools in Detroit.
The new chancellor of Michigan’s Education Achievement Authority is defending his record in the Kansas City School District after Missouri education officials revoked the district’s accreditation.
The man hired to turn around Michigan’s lowest-performing schools once led a district that wound up losing its accreditation Tuesday.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said he’s looking forward to seeing what Detroit schools are doing to improve.
The first year John Covington earns $225,000, plus a $175,000 signing bonus. There are also salary increases to $325,000 the second year and with bonuses, Covington could earn up to $1.5 million.