Education Achievement Authority
|Interlocal agreement school district overview|
|Formed||July 1, 2011|
|Interlocal agreement school district executive|
|Parent interlocal agreement school district||Eastern Michigan University|
Detroit Public Schools
|Child interlocal agreement school district|
The Education Achievement Authority (EAA or Authority) is the governing body of the Education Achievement System (EAS or System), a Michigan statewide school system for failing schools.
On August 26, 2011, the EAA Executive Committee went into executive session to discuss hiring John Covington as chancellor. In the summer of 2011, John Covington was appointed chancellor of the Authority school system. Pursuant to a complaint, on October 28 Judge Robert Colombo ruled them in violation of Open Meetings Act for failing to have a 2/3 vote to enter the executive session of August 26.
The Authority began taking over Detroit schools in September 2012. Covington resigned as chancellor on July 13, 2014 with an interim, Veronica Conforme, appointed the next day. After the last remaining candidate dropped out on November 4, 2014, Conforme was named chancellor the next day.
By 2014 many students who formerly went to EAA schools moved back to Detroit Public Schools (DPS) campuses, and the EAA campuses had significant declines in enrollment. Veronica Conforme, the EAA chancellor, announced that she will give autonomy to individual campuses in an effort to improve the academics and public image of the EAA.
In February 2016 the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents submitted notice to withdraw from the Achievement Authority in June 2017. Following the notice Michigan Senate leaders announced they would be working to dismantle the EAA as part of a Detroit Public Schools support package.
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The EAA students used Buzz, an educational software program developed by Agilix Labs that had its testing phases during the EAA instruction. The program used software made by the School Improvement Network (SINET).
Elementary and middle schools:
- Mary M. Bethune Elementary/Middle School
- Burns Elementary/Middle School
- Law Academy
- Nolan Elementary/Middle School
- Phoenix Elementary/Middle School
- Brenda Scott Elementary/Middle School
- Central Collegiate Academy
- Denby High School
- Henry Ford High School
- Mumford High School
- Pershing High School
- Southeastern High School
- Murphy Performance Academy
- Stewart Performance Academy
- Trix Performance Academy
as of 2011
|Roy Roberts||Detroit Public Schools||Chair|
Executive Committee 2 year
Executive Committee Chair
|Sharlonda Buckman||Detroit Public Schools||f|
|Mike Morris||Eastern Michigan University||executive committee 4 year|
|Mary Tender-Lang||Eastern Michigan University|
|Mike Duggan||Governor Snyder||executive committee 3 year|
|Carol A. Goss||Governor Snyder|
|Reverend Dr. Joseph Ralph Jordan||Governor Snyder|
|Mark A. Murray||Governor Snyder||executive committee 1 year|
|Dr. William F. Pickard||Governor Snyder||executive committee 2 year|
|Shirley Stancato||Governor Snyder|
|Judith Kaye Berry||Governor Snyder|
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- Guyette, Curt. "Gov. Snyder’s education district has failed its transparency test " (Archive). Metro Times. December 2, 2015. Retrieved on January 22, 2016.
- Zaniewski, Ann. "EAA fails to spend $11.5M grant to reward top teachers" (Archive). Detroit Free Press. June 29, 2015. Retrieved on January 21, 2016.
- Guyette, Curt. "The EAA Exposed: An investigative report" (Archive). Metro Times. September 24, 2014. Retrieved on January 21, 2016.
- "EAA Frequently Asked Questions ." Education Achievement Authority. Retrieved on January 21, 2016.
- Board appointed for new Education Achievement System Archived 2012-06-12 at the Wayback Machine. Education Achievement System. August 4, 2011.