DETROIT (WXYZ) - It's a brand new school district for southeast Michigan and on Tuesday, school doors for the Education Achievement Authority will open.
The EAA will operate out of 15 schools in Detroit, but the challenge is that the authority has acquired the worst performing schools in the entire state.
But if you talk to the man leading the charge as the chancellor of the EAA, Dr. John Covington, he says he has high hopes.
“Our overall objective is to make sure that when our kids graduate they walk across the stage and when we place that diploma in their hand that they are college career and work force ready,” says Covington.
EAA students will be given breakfast, lunch and dinner. The school year will be 210 days instead of the typical 170 days.
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