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The union for Ann Arbor public school teachers has ended a ban on working with Eastern Michigan University student teachers.

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Eastern Michigan University faculty are calling for the resignation of two members of the Board of Regents.




EMU Regents Vote To End EAA Partnership

Feb 5, 2016
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Regents at Eastern Michigan University voted to end a partnership with the Education Achievement Authority today.


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Eastern Michigan University faculty have passed a unanimous vote of no confidence in the Board of Regents.



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The issue for faculty is the school’s continuing partnership with the Education Achievement Authority. In December 2014, EMU Regents said they would withdraw from the EAA if a faculty review found the district had failed to improve.

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Eastern Michigan University named a new interim president this morning.  This after current interim president Kim Schatzel, accepted the job as president of Towson University in Baltimore.

Former EAA Principal Indicted

Dec 10, 2015

Kenyatta Wilbourn Snapp is charged with conspiracy and bribery in a kickback sceme with an after-school tutoring contractor.

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Eastern Michigan University faculty members will present the results of an evaluation of the Education Achievement Authority on Tuesday.

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John Covington has resigned as chancellor of the turnaround district for Michigan's worst-performing schools after three years. Covington said Monday he's leaving to care for his ailing mother and become a school consultant.


The state Senate returns this week after three weeks away from Lansing. 

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  The state Senate could vote this week on a bill to bolster a controversial state-run authority meant to turn around failing schools. 


By a single-vote majority, the state House has approved a measure that allows Michigan to put some of the worst-performing schools into an alternative system. It expands a bill approved a year ago that created the Education Achievement Authority, which currently runs 15 schools in Detroit.

A2Y Chamber Opposes EAA Expansion

Feb 21, 2014

The Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Chamber is opposed to expansion of Michigan's special district for struggling schools.

The A2Y Chamber today issued a statement opposing expansion of the Education Achievement Authority.

The EAA is currently running 15 schools in Detroit, but lawmakers are proposing an expansion to allow the EAA to control up to 50 troubled schools.


A group of about 30 people gathered at Eastern Michigan University today to protest the university's affiliation with the Education Achievement Authority. 

Samir Webster is a member of the group "Students for an Ethical and Participatory Education", which organized the protest.  He says they've met with the Board of Regents and EMU President Susan Martin, but they feel their voices aren't being heard.

 Critics of the EAA says it's failing in its mission to turn struggling schools around.  Area school districts have been boycotting EMU student teachers because of the school's ties to the EAA. 

 Eastern Michigan University officials say they respect the right of faculty members to share their concerns, but the school has no plans to end its affiliation with the EAA.

Lawmakers Could Vote on E-A-A Expansion This Week

Feb 17, 2014

A bill that would bolster a state-run system for struggling schools could get a vote this week in the state Legislature.  Right now, the Education Achievement Authority (EAA) is trying to turn around 15 schools in Detroit. The legislation would allow it to operate up to 50 schools across the state by July of 2015. “That means that the same school reform model that has failed in 15 schools in Detroit could be coming to a neighborhood school near you,” said state Rep. Collene Lamonte (D-Montague).