Michigan Superintendent Flanagan on EAA, student testing, teacher evals

Mar 24, 2014

The EAA is the district charged with turning around MIchigan’s 15 lowest performing schools.
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Last week, after months of debate, the Michigan House voted narrowly to expand state’s Education Achievement Authority. The highly debated measure, which the Senate now considers, is one of many on Michigan’s continually evolving education landscape. Others include new testing for student growth and evaluating teacher effectiveness, the Common Core curriculum, and several more.

Michigan state schools superintendent Mike Flanagan says he's unsure about senate passage of the EAA expansion. He recently canceled the state's EAA contract with a year's notice because of the uncertainty, needing some options for where those schools should go a year from now.