Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University

Eastern leads the way in improving struggling schools in Michigan

Education Achievement System

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Steven Wasko, 313-873-4542


Bob Berg, 313-872-2202

Eastern Michigan University will partner with select public schools in Michigan under a series of broad changes announced June 20, 2011 by Governor Rick Snyder.

The Education Achievement system (EAS) is a new statewide school system that will assume operation of the lowest 5 percent of performing schools in the state of Michigan that are not achieving satisfactory results on a redesign plan or that are under an Emergency Manager.

The system will work to transform them into stable, financially responsible public schools that provide the conditions, tools, resources, support and safe learning environment under which teachers can help students make significant academic gains. The system's initial operation will be in Detroit, where Detroit Public Schools (DPS) Emergency Manager Roy Roberts will create and publish criteria that will be used to place schools in the new district.  The system will expand to include low-performing schools throughout Michigan. 

An EMU press release describes the Education Achievement Authority and how Eastern is involved.

The Frequently-Asked Questions section provides extensive detail about the EAA and related issues.

For information about Eastern and the EAA, contact:
Walter Kraft, Vice President, Communications
wkraft@emich.edu | 734.487.6895

Geoff Larcom, Executive Director, Media Relations
glarcom@emich.edu | 734.487.4400

Visit http://detroitk12.org/resources/eas for more information.