• GM Foundation Grant Sends 256 Detroit Children to Preschool The General Motors Foundation is making a quality preschool education possible for 256 children in Detroit's most challenged neighborhoods through a $500,000 grant in support of the Education Achievement Authority (EAA) of Michigan.
• Hundreds of Detroit students to meet with experts to prepare for college Detroit families who know that college is an important step on the road to success for the city's young people will meet face-to-face with experts on college readiness and opportunities Thursday and Friday at Greater Grace Temple.
• Detroit students, educators team up to stop bullying With national studies reporting six out of 10 American teenagers witnessing bullying in school once a day, the Education Achievement Authority's Phoenix Multicultural Academy will use a "flash mob" to take a stand Monday against bullying.
• Michigan Superintendent of Education to visit successful school turnaround effort in Detroit Tuesday As Michigan's historic school turnaround effort starts its second year, the state superintendent of education will visit two Education Achievement Authority schools in Detroit Tuesday and talk with leaders of the organization about the bold initiative to improve previously underachieving schools.
• Detroit school to get major grant for science, technology, engineering and math programs, athletics and arts As industry aggressively seeks well-educated and trained employees for high-paying jobs in the science, technology, engineering and math fields, a worldwide company with deep roots in Detroit will make a major investment in one of Detroit's most historic high schools Thursday to help get students ready for those jobs.
• Southeastern High students to have special class Wednesday with official who was with President Bush on 9/11 They were Kindergarten age in 2001 when terrorists attacked America. Now, seniors at Detroit's Southeastern High School, with little personal memory of the attacks in New York and Washington, will meet on the anniversary of 9/11 with a former Bush Administration official who was with the President on that fateful day.
• After big academic turnaround, Education Achievement Authority students head back to class Wednesday, Sept. 4 Detroit's remarkable education turnaround story continues Wednesday when students at 12 schools that had been rated among Michigan's lowest performing head back to class at the Education Achievement Authority.
• Study abroad program gives Denby High students a global view Miles Sholar, who will be a junior at Denby High this year, has never left the city of Detroit. Now he is preparing for the trip of a lifetime starting Saturday.
• Parents to get details of free college credit and paid apprenticeships for students at special event Saturday Parents and community members will learn details of the Education Achievement Authority's groundbreaking new free college credit and paid apprenticeships program for students at a special event at Henry Ford High School Saturday.
• Education Achievement Authority schools earn strong ratings in new Excellent Schools Detroit scorecard Statement from Education Achievement Authority Chancellor Dr. John Covington regarding the new Excellent Schools Detroit Scorecard 2013, released today.
• Free college credit and paid apprenticeships coming for students in Detroit A thousand juniors and seniors at Education Achievement Authority high schools in Detroit can earn up to $30,000 worth of free college credit and win paid job apprenticeships while still in high school beginning next month, officials announced Thursday.
• Obama Administration calls Education Achievement Authority school "the future" In an article in the July 22 edition of the magazine Scientific American, Arne Duncan: How Technology Will Revolutionize Testing Learning, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan began by writing "Recently I had the opportunity to visit the future. It was located in Kristie Ford's classroom in Detroit."
• Denby High School graduate pulls together unique Detroit mayoral candidate forum July 22 forum is the work of Denby graduate who wanted to do one more thing for her community before leaving for college.
• Teacher who helps students love science is Teacher of the Year A Detroit teacher who says her job is to "awaken a curiosity in students, to show them that it is okay to question what they see in the world around them," was named Teacher of the Year Thursday night in the Education Achievement Authority, the new system that is making a historic effort to turn around Michigan's lowest performing schools.
• Students, parents invited to Bethune Elementary-Middle School Family Fun Day Thursday, June 27 Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary-Middle School, 8145 Puritan St, will treat Detroit students and their families to an evening of free food and fun to celebrate the relationship between the school and the local community on Thursday, June 27, from 5 to 9 p.m.
• Detroit students and parents invited to Denby High School's summer carnival and enrollment event Wednesday, June 26 Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary-Middle School, 8145 Puritan St, will treat Detroit students and their families to an evening of free food and fun to celebrate the relationship between the school and the local community on Thursday, June 27, from 5 to 9 p.m.
• Students still in class on the longest day of the year will study the science of summer solstice Students at Education Achievement Authority schools in Detroit attend classes much longer than their counterparts at other schools, and on Friday, June 21, the longest day of the year, Phoenix school students will learn about the science behind summer solstice.
• Education Achievement Authority graduates first seniors About 900 high school seniors, including Detroit teenagers who have beaten hardship and long odds to succeed, will become the first graduates of the Education Achievement Authority, with ceremonies continuing tomorrow through Friday.
• Meals Provided Free to all EAA Students
• Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Budget 2012-2013 School Year
• Education Achievement Authority of Michigan 2012-13 School Year Principal Appointments June 1, 2012
• Public Notice of Open Meeting, October 25th, 2011 This notice is provided under the Open Meetings Act, 1976 PA 267, MCL 15.261 et seq.
• New Education Achievement System Chancellor Establishes Office and Launches Web site Michigan Education Achievement System Chancellor John Covington has moved into his new office in Cadillac Place, the former General Motors headquarters on W. Grand Blvd. He will be centrally located in Detroit, the first city to benefit from the new Education Achievement System.
• Audio of Announcement at Renaissance High School June 20, 2011
• Mann and Kettering host a visit from new Achievement System Chancellor Michigan Education Achievement Authority Chancellor John Covington began his first day on the job Wednesday by visiting four schools in Detroit, including Detroit Public Schools Horace Mann Elementary and Kettering High School. Education Authority Chair and Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Roy S. Roberts was at Mann Elementary to welcome Covington, who later ate lunch with students during his visit at Kettering High. "As I begin the task of creating a brand new system of schools in Michigan, I want to start by getting a first hand look at the variety of educational services already available in Detroit," Covington said. In June Gov. Rick Snyder, Detroit public Schools Emergency Manager Roy Roberts and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan...
• First Chancellor named for Education Achievement Authority 08/26/2011
John Wm. Covington, Ed.D. raised student achievement in Missouri, Colorado and Alabama posts John Wm. Covington, Ed.D., an education innovator and creative problem solver with a track record of success in urban school districts, has been selected as the first Chancellor of the Education Achievement Authority, based on action by the Authority's Board this afternoon. The new Chancellor has served as Superintendent in Kansas City, Missouri; Pueblo, Colorado; and Lowndes County (Montgomery), Alabama. Covington has one of the strongest track records in the nation of initiating district-wide reforms that make it possible for students and teachers to succeed. When he became Kansas City Schools superintendent in 2009, the schools were half-empty, the district had a $50 million deficit and was...
• Livestream of the EAS board meeting08/11/2011
To access the live feed of the meeting, visit www.mistreamnet.org and click on "Live Video Event." This event will also be appear in a window labeled: "Today's Live Video Event" on Michigan Streamnet's home page.
• Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the new Education Achievement Authority will hold organizational and initial meetings 08/09/2011
The Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the new Education Achievement Authority will hold their organizational and initial meetings this Thursday, August 11, 2011, Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Roy Roberts announced today. The Board meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the Executive Committee at 2:15 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public and will also be live streamed from the Wayne State University Macgregor Conference Center, 495 West Ferry Mall in Detroit. "Setting a meeting and receiving the commitment of these 11 members just a week after the appointments by Governor Snyder is indicative of the urgency by which we'll face the tasks and challenges before us," Roberts said. "This group represents some of the...
• Board appointed for new Education Achievement System
LANSING, Mich. - Governor Rick Snyder, Detroit Public Schools (DPS) Emergency Manager Roy Roberts and Eastern Michigan University (EMU) chair of the Board of Regents Roy Wilbanks today announced appointments to the board of the new Education Achievement Authority System. The system was unveiled in June as a way to redesign public education in Michigan's lowest performing schools by driving more resources directly into their classrooms and offering greater autonomy to help ensure student achievement increases.
• Governor, Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager jointly unveil dramatic education reform plan to restructure failing Michigan schools 06/20/2011
Goal of new system of schools is to provide all Michigan students with skills to complete rigorous post-secondary program of either college or career training
DETROIT - Gov. Rick Snyder and Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Roy Roberts today announced a plan to dramatically redesign public education in Michigan's lowest performing schools by including them into a new system that drives vastly more resources directly into their classrooms and offers greater autonomy to help ensure dramatic student achievement increases.
The Education Achievement System (EAS) plan is a new statewide school system that will operate the lowest performing 5 percent of schools in Michigan not achieving satisfactory results on a redesign plan or that are under an emergency manager. It is designed to provide a new, stable, financially responsible set of public schools that create the conditions, supports, tools and resources under which teachers can help students ...