John Covington

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EAA Board Narrows Field Of Candidates To Fill Chancellor Seat

The Education Achievement Authority narrowed the field of candidates for a permanent chancellor at its meeting Wednesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/10/2014

Detroit Denby High School 5-11-10

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

John Covington (WWJ Photo/Florence Walton)

First Day On The Job For New Schools Chancellor

John Covington , chancellor for the newly created Michigan Education Achievement Authority, will take control of more than 30 failing schools in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/28/2011

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Ex-Head Of Downgraded KC Schools Defends Record

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/22/2011

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Former District Led By Mich. Education Chancellor Loses Accreditation

The man hired to turn around Michigan’s lowest-performing schools once led a district that wound up losing its accreditation Tuesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/21/2011

Education Secretary Arne Duncan. (credit: Leigh Vogel/Getty Images for People for the American Way Foundation)

Education Secretary To Visit Michigan On Tour

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said he’s looking forward to seeing what Detroit schools are doing to improve.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/30/2011

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Controversy Swirling Around State’s New Schools Chief

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/30/2011