EAS http://michiganradio.org en Education Achievement System looks to public http://michiganradio.org/post/education-achievement-system-looks-public <p>Leaders of a new statewide school district are looking for citizen input.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/snyder/0,4668,7-277-57738_57679_57726-261612--,00.html">Education Achievement System </a>(EAS) is Governor&rsquo;s Snyder&rsquo;s plan to improve the state&rsquo;s lowest-performing schools. The EAS held input sessions in Detroit and Kalamazoo Monday.</p><p>Plans for the EAS have been sketchy so far. It&rsquo;s set to launch in 2012 with an unspecified number of Detroit Public Schools.</p> Mon, 19 Dec 2011 23:08:57 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 5471 at http://michiganradio.org First board meeting for statewide school district held in Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/first-board-meeting-statewide-school-district-held-detroit <p>The board that will run the statewide district for Michigan&rsquo;s lowest-performing schools <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/08/states_new_education_achieveme.html">met for the first time in Detroit</a> Thursday.</p><p>Governor Snyder says the Education Achievement System will eventually take on the bottom 5% of schools across the state, starting in Detroit in 2012.</p><p>Detroit Public Schools emergency manager Roy Roberts is also heading the EAS. That&rsquo;s a concern for some, including Detroit Federation of Teachers Vice President Mark O&rsquo;Keefe.</p> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 22:51:29 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 3714 at http://michiganradio.org First board meeting for statewide school district held in Detroit Snyder appoints 11 board members to oversee new education system http://michiganradio.org/post/snyder-appoints-11-board-members-oversee-new-education-system <p>Governor Snyder has appointed eleven people to oversee the state&rsquo;s <a href="http://detroitk12.org/content/2011/06/20/governor-detroit-public-schools-emergency-manager-jointly-unveil-dramatic-education-reform-plan-to-restructure-failing-michigan-schools/">Education Achievement System.</a> That&rsquo;s the system <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/detroit-laboratory-state-school-reform-effort">designed to turnaround the state&rsquo;s worst schools</a> &ndash; starting with Detroit.</p> Fri, 05 Aug 2011 14:11:54 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 3629 at http://michiganradio.org Snyder appoints 11 board members to oversee new education system